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Sylvia Plath collection, ca.approximately 1930-1998
26.75 linear feet (55 boxes, 4 items, and 2 flat file folders)
Collection number: MRBC.MS.00045

Abstract:
The Sylvia Plath collection contains writings by and about the American poet, novelist, and Smith College graduate, including poems, journals, articles, and correspondence to and from Plath. The bulk of the collection is manuscript, printed, or published materials but also includes realia, and audio/visual materials.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

Restrictions on use:

To the extent that they own copyright, the estate of Sylvia Plath has retained copyright in works owned by Smith College. Copyright in other items in this collection may be held by their respective creators. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For those few instances beyond fair use, or which may regard materials in the collection not created by Sylvia Plath, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.

Mortimer Rare Book Collection

Biographical / Historical

The American poet and novelist Sylvia Plath was born on 27 October 1932 in Boston, Massachusetts, to Otto and Aurelia Schober Plath. After graduating from Smith College in 1955, she attended Newnham College at Cambridge University on a Fulbright fellowship.

Plath married British poet Ted Hughes on 16 June 1956. The couple moved to Massachusetts after Plath graduated from Cambridge. Plath was an English instructor at Smith College from 1957 to 1958 while her husband taught English literature and creative writing at the University of Massachusetts at the Amherst campus before they moved to Boston to write for a year.

In 1959, Plath audited Robert Lowell's poetry writing course at Boston University where she met the poet Anne Sexton. After a ten-week stay at Yaddo, the artist's colony in Saratoga Springs, New York, the couple moved back to England in December.

Heinemann published Plath's first book, The Colossus: Poems, in London in 1960; The Bell Jar, Plath's thinly disguised autobiographical novel, was published by Heinemann three years later in 1963.

Plath died from suicide on 11 February 1963. Her Ariel poems were published posthumously by Faber and Faber in 1965, and her Collected Poems (1981) won the Pulitzer Prize in 1982.

Chronology of major events in Sylvia Plath's life, 1932-1963
1932
October 27—Sylvia Plath born in Boston, Massachusetts, to Otto and Aurelia Schober Plath.
1935
April 27—Warren Joseph Plath (Sylvia's brother) is born.
1936
The Plath family moves from Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, to Winthrop, Massachusetts, to be close to Aurelia Plath's parents.
1940
November 5—Otto Plath dies from complications of diabetes.
1941
Aurelia and her children and parents move to Wellesley, Massachusetts.
1944
September—Sylvia enters Phillips Junior High School.
1947
June—Sylvia graduates from Phillips Junior High School.
September—Sylvia enters Gamaliel Bradford High School.
1950
June—Sylvia graduates from Gamaliel Bradford High School.
September—Sylvia enters Smith College and lives in Haven House (September 1950-June 1952) and Lawrence House (September 1952-June 1955).
1953
June—Sylvia spends the summer in New York as guest editor of Mademoiselle.
August 24—Sylvia attempts to commit suicide by taking an overdose of sleeping pills.
October—Sylvia moves to McLean Hospital, a private psychiatric facility in Belmont, Massachusetts.
1954
February—Sylvia returns to Smith College.
1955
May—Sylvia is awarded a Fulbright fellowship to Newnham College, Cambridge.
June 6—Sylvia graduates summa cum laude from Smith College with an honors degree in English.
October—Sylvia enrolls at Newnham College, Cambridge. She lives at Whitstead, a house for foreign students.
1956
February 25—Sylvia meets Ted Hughes.
1956
June 16—Ted and Sylvia are married at the Church of St. George the Martyr, London.
June-August—Ted and Sylvia travel through Spain.
September—Sylvia and Ted visit the Hughes family in Yorkshire.
October—Sylvia returns to Cambridge. Ted returns to London.
December—Ted and Sylvia move to 55 Eltisley Avenue, Cambridge.
1957
June—Sylvia completes her B.A. degree at Cambridge.
June—Sylvia and Ted sail to New York. They visit Wellesley and spend the summer on Cape Cod.
September—Sylvia begins teaching English at Smith College. She and Ted live at 337 Elm Street in Northampton, Massachusetts.
1958
September—Sylvia and Ted move to an apartment at 9 Willow Street in Boston, Massachusetts. Sylvia works part-time as a secretary at Massachusetts General Hospital's adult psychiatric clinic.
1959
Spring—Sylvia works at Harvard University in the Sanskrit and Indian Studies department and audits Robert Lowell's writing of poetry course (English 306) at Boston University.
Summer—Sylvia and Ted drive across Canada and the United States to visit Sylvia's aunt Frieda Plath Heinrichs and her husband Walter J. Henrichs in California.
September-November—Sylvia and Ted are guests at Yaddo, an artists' colony in Saratoga Springs, New York.
December—Sylvia and Ted move back to England.
1960
Sylvia and Ted rent an apartment at 3 Chalcot Square in London.
April 1—Sylvia gives birth to a daughter, Frieda Rebecca Hughes.
October 31 —The Colossus and Other Poems is published in London.
1961
August—Sylvia and Ted move to Court Green, their home in North Tawton, Devonshire.
1962
January 17—Sylvia gives birth to a son, Nicholas Farrar Hughes.
October—Sylvia and Ted separate.
December—Sylvia and the children move to 23 Fitzroy Road, London.
1963
January 14—The Bell Jar is published in London under the pseudonym Victoria Lucas.
February 11—Sylvia dies from suicide in her home in London.
Scope and Contents

The Sylvia Plath Collection contains writings by and about Sylvia Plath, including poems, journals, articles, and correspondence to and from Plath. The bulk of the collection is manuscript, printed, or published materials but also includes realia, and audio/visual materials. There are also personal and financial papers, photographs, artwork, and school papers. While the bulk of the collection is comprised of Sylvia Plath's writings, memorabilia , and reviews of her work, there are also materials concerning Aurelia Plath (Sylvia Plath's mother), Otto Plath (Sylvia Plath's father), Ted Hughes (Sylvia Plath's husband), Olwyn Hughes (Ted Hughes' sister), and Marcia Brown Stern (friend of Sylvia Plath). These additional series are largely comprised of materials relating to Sylvia Plath. The Ted Hughes materials contain some of his own writings and correspondence in addition to documents concerning his publication of Sylvia Plath's works.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

This collection is open for use without restriction beyond the standard terms and conditions of Smith College Special Collections.

Restrictions on use:

To the extent that they own copyright, the estate of Sylvia Plath has retained copyright in works owned by Smith College. Copyright in other items in this collection may be held by their respective creators. For reproductions of materials that are governed by fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For those few instances beyond fair use, or which may regard materials in the collection not created by Sylvia Plath, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold materials' copyrights and obtaining approval from them. Researchers do not need anything further from Smith College Special Collections to move forward with their use.

Preferred Citation

Sylvia Plath Collection, Mortimer Rare Book Collection, Smith College Special Collections, Smith College, Northampton MA

History of the Collection

The bulk of the collection was purchased from the Estate of Sylvia Plath in 1981. Aurelia Plath, Sylvia's mother, donated additional material in 1983. The rest of the collection was donated or sold to Smith College by friends of Sylvia Plath, including Ann Davidow Goodman, Elinor Friedman Klein, Enid Epstein Mark, and Marcia Brown Stern, and by booksellers. Whenever the provenance of particular items are known, this is noted in the description.

Processing Information

This collection has been curated and processed by multiple members of the staff of the Smith College rare books collection, beginning with Ruth Mortimer, and including Barbara Blumethal and Karen V. Kukil.

The finding aid was parsed into standard fields and entered into ArchivesSpace by Amanda MacLeod in April and May 2018.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

As a preservation measure, researchers must use digital copies of audiovisual materials in this collection. Please consult with Special Collections staff to request the creation of and access to digital copies.


Additional Information
Contact Information
Smith College Special Collections
Young Library
4 Tyler Drive
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: (413) 585-2970
Fax: (413) 585-2886

Email: specialcollections@smith.edu
URL: https://www.smith.edu/libraries/special-collections
Language
English
Related Materials

Contents List
1. Writings
1949-1963
9.3 linear feet(17 boxes; 8 oversize folders)

Scope and content:

This series contains manuscript, typescript, and published writings by Sylvia Plath including articles, broadcast transcripts, journals, poems, short stories, and reviews.

Arrangement:

Sylvia Plath's writings are arranged into subseries by genre and alphabetically by title within each genre.

1. Articles
1950-1963
.625 linear feet(1 box; 1 oversize folder)

Scope and content:

This subseries contains published articles from magazines and newspapers, annotated by Sylvia Plath or Aurelia Plath and one typescript of "Tea with Olive Higgins Prouty."

Processing information:

Clippings removed from Sylvia Plath's scrapbook were interfiled in this subseries. The scrapbook can be found in the personal papers series.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by title.

"America! America!"
1963 April 3

Box 1: folder 1

Printed version from Punch, volume 244, pages 482-84.

"As a Baby-Sitter Sees It"
1951 November 6-7

Box 1: folder 2
Scope and content:

Printed version from The Christian Science Monitor, in two parts, with illustrations of children by Sylvia Plath.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

"Austrian-Born Junior Enlists in Marine Corps, 'Can't Wait to Get There'"
1953 May 16

Box 1: folder 3
Scope and content:

Printed version from Daily Hampshire Gazette, page 2, four copies.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

"Cambridge Vistas"
1958 December

Box 1: folder 4

Printed version from Institute of International Education News Bulletin, pages 22-28, with extra clipping of illustration by Sylvia Plath, byline has married name.

"In Retrospect: A Plea for Moderation" and part of "A Tigress Special! being A Critical Evaluation of the Modes and Habits of the modern College Man"
1951 May 4

Box 1: folder 4.1
Scope and content:

"In Retrospect: A Plea for Moderation" by Sylvia Plath and Marcia Brown: printed version in The Princeton Tiger, pages 14-15.

Alternative formats available:

Second copy (Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983) in Series 17 Writing, Artwork & Memorabilia of Others: Box 42, Folder 2).

"John Mason Brown Lectures on Writer's Responsibility"
1953 April 15

Box 1: folder 4.2

Printed version from Daily Hampshire Gazette, Northampton, page 18. Written by Sylvia Plath about a lecture at Smith College.

"Kitchen of the Fig Tree"
1959 May 5

Box 1: folder 5
Scope and content:

Printed version from The Christian Science Monitor, page 8, with illustrations by Sylvia Plath (two copies).

Provenance:

Second copy was a gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983

"Laughton Holds Audience Spellbound with Readings"
1953 May 6

Box 1: folder 6
Scope and content:

Printed version from Daily Hampshire Gazette, signed with initials Sylvia Plath.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

"Leaves from a Cambridge Notebook"
1956 March 5-6

Box 1: folder 7
Scope and content:

Printed version from The Christian Science Monitor in two parts. The first part includes illustration by Sylvia Plath.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

"Mlle's last word on college, '53"
1953 August

Box 43: folder 3
Scope and content:

Pprinted version in Mademoiselle, page 235. Features an image of Sylvia Plath and other Mademoiselle guest editors in a star formation, along with Sylvia Plath's's text.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

"The Neilson Professor"
Fall 1954

Box 1: folder 7.1
Scope and content:

Printed version in Smith Alumnae Quarterly, page 12. From the library of Sylvia Plath, with her signature on the cover. The cover also annotated by Aurelia Plath.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

"Poets on campus: five talented young men combine poetry and the classroom"
1953 August

Box 43: folder 3
Scope and content:

Printed version in Mademoiselle, pages 290-91.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

"Rewards of a New England Summer"
1950 September 12

Box 1: folder 8
Scope and content:

Printed version from The Christian Science Monitor.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

"Shale That Is 400,000,000 Years Old at Smith Lab"
1953 April 14

Box 1: folder 9
Scope and content:

Printed version from Daily Hampshire Gazette with copy of typescript from Smith College Archives.

Provenance:

Printed version, Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

"Sketchbook of a Spanish Summer"
1956 November 5-6

Box 1: folder 10

Printed version from The Christian Science Monitor, in two parts, with illustrations by Sylvia Plath.

"Smith College Play Delights 'Hamp Audience"
1953 May 15

Box 1: folder 11
Scope and content:

Printed version from The Springfield Union, page 31.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

" 'Smith Review' Revived" and "Sketches of the Pulitzer Prize winners in journalism, letters and music for 1955"
1955

Box 1: folder 11.1
Scope and content:

" 'Smith Review' Revived" printed version in Smith Alumnae Quarterly, page 26, 1953 fall. Annotated by Aurelia Plath. Laid in: newspaper clipping, "Sketches of the Pulitzer Prize winners in journalism, letters and music for 1955," The New York Times, page C28, 1955 May 3.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Typescript of "Tea with Olive Higgins Prouty" and rejection letter from The Reader's Digest
1955 July 19 undated
7 Leaves
Box 1: folder 12
"A Walk to Withens"
1959 June 6

Box 1: folder 13

Printed version from The Christian Science Monitor, page 12.

"Youth's Plea for World Peace"
1950-03-16

Box 1: folder 14

Printed version from The Christian Science Monitor of "Youth's Plea for World Peace" by Sylvia Plath and Perry Norton, page 19.

2. Broadcasts
1961-1963
.2 linear feet(4 folders)

Scope and content:

The subseries, Broadcasts, contains several BBC typescripts, annotated and corrected by Plath as well as others, for various programs.

Arrangement:

The typescripts are arranged alphabetically by the name of the program, and the dates listed are the broadcast dates.

Radio Times listings including listings for "Poets in Partnership"
1961 January 26 1961 March 16

Box 1: folder 15

Full page and clipping of Radio Times listings for the braodcast "Poets in Partnership: Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath discuss with Owen Leeming what it is being married to the Muse as well as to each other."

BBC typescript of "The Living Poet" with annotations by Sylvia Plath and Anthony Thwaite
1961 July 8
9 Leaves
Box 1: folder 15.1

BBC Third Programme broadcast in which the following poems were read by Sylvia Plath and Marvin Kane: "The Disquieting Muses," "Sleep in the Mojave Desert," "Suicide Off Egg Rock," "Spinster," "Parliament Hill Fields," "You're," "Magi," "Medallion," "The Stones [Poem for a Birthday: 7]." With: clipping of BBC Third Programme listing for this broadcast.

BBC typescript for "New Comment" with corrections by Sylvia Plath
1963 January 10
7 Leaves
Box 1: folder 16

Live BBC Third Programme broadcast in which Sylvia Plath reviewed Donald Hall's anthology "Contemporary American Poetry."

"The World of Books" typescripts
1962 July 7
6 Leaves
Box 1: folder 17

Carbon typescript and BBC typescript for "The World of Books," BBC Home Service broadcast on the poet versus the novelist. Both are corrected by Sylvia Plath and are three leaves each. The carbon typescript is titled "A Comparison."

3. Journals
1950-1962
.66 linear feet(2 boxes)

Alternative formats available:

All of Plath's journals in this collection are printed in The Journals of Sylvia Plath 1950-1962 (London: Faber and Faber, 2000; published as The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath, New York: Anchor Books, 2000), edited by Karen V. Kukil. These editions include an extensive index.

Scope and content:

This subseries is comprised of manuscript and typescript journals of Sylvia Plath.

Arrangement:

Journals are arranged chronologically. Since Plath kept simultaneous journals, there is some overlap.

Sylvia Plath journal
1950 July through 1953 July
432 pages432 numbered pages (pages 421-32 blank)Autograph manuscript on lined paper, bound in three-quarter red and black cloth ledger binding, gold-stamped on spine: LAW/NOTES/6-L/COOP.
Box 2: folder 1
Sylvia Plath journal
1951 October 17-19
4 Leaves4 unnumbered leaves (6 pages)Autograph manuscript on lined notebook paper
Box 3: folder 2
Sylvia Plath journal
1953 January 18
1 Leaves1 leaf (2 pages)Autograph manuscript list on yellow paper.
Box 3: folder 3
Sylvia Plath journal
1953 March 24
1 LeavesTypescript on paper torn from pocket notebook.
Box 3: folder 4
Sylvia Plath journal
1953 April 5
1 LeavesTypescript on paper torn from pocket notebook.
Box 3: folder 5
Sylvia Plath journal
1953 April 9
1 LeavesTypescript on paper torn from pocket notebook.
Box 3: folder 6
Sylvia Plath journal
1953 June 19
1 LeavesTypescript on verso of yellow Street & Smith Publications memorandum paper.
Box 3: folder 7
Sylvia Plath journal
1953 June-July
3 Leaves(3 unnumbered leaves)Typescript journal.
Box 3: folder 8
Sylvia Plath journal
1955 November-1956 April
38 Leaves(38 numbered leaves)Typescript on white paper with autograph manuscript corrections.
Box 3: folder 9
Sylvia Plath journal
1955 December 31-1956 January 1
5 Leaves(5 numbered leaves)Typescript on lined paper (torn from a two-hole notebook) with autograph manuscript corrections.
Box 3: folder 10
Sylvia Plath journal
1956 March 26-April 5
24 Leaves(24 numbered leaves)Typescript on lined paper (torn from a two-hole notebook) with autograph manuscript corrections.
Box 3: folder 11
Sylvia Plath journal
1956 April 1
1 pagesAutograph manuscript on lined paper, torn from a two-hole notebook.
Box 3: folder 12
Sylvia Plath journal
1956 April 16
1 pagesAutograph manuscript on lined paper, torn from a two-hole notebook.
Box 3: folder 13
Sylvia Plath journal
1956 June-1961 March
68 Leaves(Leaves are numbered, many missing)Autograph manuscript in Challenge Duplicate Book. Includes 4 pages of drawings. With a photocopy of "Miss Drake Proceeds to Supper." Also includes a photocopy of a drawing of Ted Hughes, previously separated and not owned by Smith College Special Collections.
Box 3: folder 14
Separated material:

"Miss Drake Proceeds to Supper" (page 14) moved to Poems (Box 11, Folder 159, item 1).

Restrictions on access:

Original is fragile, use photocopy first.

Sylvia Plath journal
1956 July 15
5 Leaves(5 numbered leaves)Typescript on white paper with autograph manuscript corrections.
Box 3: folder 15
Sylvia Plath journal
1956 July 22-August 26
18 Leaves(18 numbered leaves, many leaves are missing)Typescript with autograph manuscript corrections, pages probably torn from a Challenge Triplicate Book.
Box 3: folder 16
Sylvia Plath journal
1957 January 3-March 11
10 LeavesTypescript on white paper with autograph manuscript corrections. Most pages are headed "Cambridge Diary."
Box 3: folder 17
Sylvia Plath journal
1957 June-1960 June
20 Leaves([20] numbered leaves, many leaves are missing.)Autograph manuscript, pages probably torn from a Challenge Triplicate Book and include two drawings including the "corn-girl" vase.
Box 3: folder 18
Sylvia Plath journal
1957 July 15-August 21
10 Leaves([10] leaves)Typescript on white paper with autograph manuscript corrections and underlining.
Box 3: folder 19
Sylvia Plath journal
1957 August 28-1958 October 15
181 pages181, [3] numbered pages (pages 177-78 are lacking)Autograph manuscript on lined paper, half-bound in red cloth with maroon paper over boards, blind-stamped on back cover: C. Cambridge Ltd. / Birmingham / C.B. 900, iv.
Box 3: folder 20
Sylvia Plath journal
1957 October 1
4 pages(4 numbered pages)Typescript on white paper with autograph manuscript corrections.
Box 3: folder 21
Sylvia Plath journal
1957 November 5
2 Leaves(2 numbered leaves)Typescript on white paper with autograph manuscript corrections.
Box 3: folder 22
"Hospital notes"
1958
5 Leaves(5 numbered leaves)"Hospital notes" typescript on verso of pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 3: folder 23
Sylvia Plath journal
1958 December 12-1959 November 15
71 LeavesTypescript on verso of pink Smith College memorandum paper with autograph manuscript corrections, annotations, and drawings.
Box 3: folder 24
"Notes on Neighbors"
1962
34 pages34 unnumbered pages (5 blank)Typescript on lined legal-size paper with autograph manuscript corrections
Box 3: folder 25
4. Novels
1961-1971
.8 linear feet(2 boxes)

Photocopy and orginal pages of drafts of the novels of Sylvia Plath as well as notes, correspondence and clilppings concerning The Bell Jar, Doubletake, and Falcon Yard. There are no complete drafts in this collection. The drafts of The Bell Jar identified here as Early, Second, and Third were written on the reverse of drafts of various poems. The original pages are filed under the appropriate poem and photocopies are supplied here.

Holograph outline of The Bell Jar chapters
ca.approximately spring 1961
1 Leaves
Box 4: folder 1

Holograph outline of chapters from The Bell Jar, one page, on Smith College memorandum paper. On reverse: typescript draft of The Bell Jar, page 14, with autograph annotations and corrections by Sylvia Plath.

Photocopies of The Bell Jar early draft
not before 1961
43 pages
Box 4: folder 2

Photocopies of early draft typescripts for The Bell Jar. Typescript is one-and-a-half spaced, with Sylvia Plath's corrections. Chapter number and page number typed or written at top of page in Sylvia Plath's hand.

Photocopies of The Bell Jar second draft

89 pages
Box 4: folder 3

Photocopies of second draft typescripts of The Bell Jar with Sylvia Plath's corrections and computations. "SECOND DRAFT. Chapters 1-16" written by Sylvia Plath at head of first page. Chapter number and page number typed or written at top of each page in Sylvia Plath's hand. On first page, title is changed from "Diary of a Suicide" to "The Bell Jar," and author is changed from "Frieda Lucas" to "Victoria Lucas." Changed throughout : "Janeen" to "Doreen"; "Frieda" to "Victoria".

Photocopies of The Bell Jar third draft

17 pages
Box 4: folder 4

Photocopies of The Bell Jar third draft typescript double-spaced, with Sylvia Plath's corrections. "THE BELL JAR", "Plath", and consecutive page numbers typed at top of each page.

Typescript of The Bell Jar later draft
ca.approximately 1961
264 pages([3], 264 pages)
Box 4: folder 5-24
Scope and content:

Later draft typescript of The Bell Jar with corrections and revisions by Sylvia Plath, as well as alterations made by James Michie, at her request, and the copy editor. Preliminary pages typed by Heinemann.

Arrangement:

Each chapter (1-20) is in a separate folder.

Holograph notes on textual changes to The Bell Jar later draft
undated
3 pages
Box 4: folder 25

Holograph notes on textual changes to The Bell Jar later draft. On reverse: "Venus in the Seventh", typescript (page 25), a chapter from Sylvia Plath's novel "Falcon Yard", undated.

Carbon typescript of The Bell Jar later draft
ca.approximately 1961
264 pages
Box 5: folder 26-45
Scope and content:

Later draft carbon typescript of The Bell Jar with some corrections and revisions by Sylvia Plath.

Arrangement:

Each chapter (1-20) is in a separate folder.

Photocopy of typescript letter from Eugene F. Saxton Memorial Trust to Sylvia Plath
1961 November 6

Box 5: folder 46

Typed letter (signed) to Sylvia Plath from the secretary of the Eugene F. Saxton Memorial Trust, announcing the award of a Saxton grant to Sylvia Plath, 1961 Nov 6.

Photocopy of typed letter from Sylvia Plath to James Michie
1961 November 14
2 pages
Box 5: folder 46

Typed letter from Sylvia Plath to James Michie, her editor.

Photocopy of New York Times article concerning the Eugene F. Saxton Memorial Trust fellowship award to Sylvia Plath
1961 November 21

Box 5: folder 46.1

"Fellowship for Poet," a New York Times Short notice about Sylvia Plath being awarded a Eugene F. Saxton Memorial Trust fellowship "to finish her first novel." Photocopy (source unknown).

Progress reports from Sylvia Plath to the Eugene F. Saxton Memorial Trust
1962 May-August
3 Leaves3 leaves (4 pages)
Box 5: folder 47

Two typescript reports sent by Sylvia Plath to the Eugene F. Saxton Memorial Trust which awarded a grant to Sylvia Plath.

Photocopy of "Living with the New Freedom--and Loving It"
ca.approximately 1971

Box 5: folder 48

Photocopy of "Living with the New Freedom—and Loving It" by Fisher, Shelley May, from Ingenue, pages 54-55, 89-90. A quotation from the 1971 edition of The Bell Jar appears on page 55.

"Quotes from Books"
1963 January 17

Box 5: folder 48

"Quotes from Books" from Time & Tide. Article includes a brief quotation from The Bell Jar (London, Heinemann, 1963). Attached to a printed sheet from Durrant's Press Cuttings.

Photocopy of letter from Sylvia Plath to Olive Higgins Prouty
1962 November 20

Box 5: folder 49
Scope and content:

Photocopy of a typed, signed letter from Sylvia Plath to [Olive Higgins] Prouty, concerning her (Plath's) anticipated move to Yeats' house in London, her plans for fixing it up and renting out part of it, and her hopes to finish her second novel, to be called "Doubletake." Passages marked and crossed out by Aurelia Plath; her note on last page about Sylvia's novel.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983

Location of originals:

Original in Box 16, Folder 16, item 4.

Photocopy of "Venus in the Seventh" typescript


Box 5: folder 50
Scope and content:

Photocopy of typescript of "Venus in the Seventh," a chapter from Sylvia Plath's unpublished novel "Falcon Yard." This is typed on the reverse of The Bell Jar: Notes on textual changes to later draft.

Location of originals:

Original: Box 4, Folder 25.

5. Poetry
approximately 1950-2008
7.2 linear feet(12 boxes; 8 oversize folders)

Arrangement:

This subseries is arranged alphabetically by poem title, as published in The Collected Poems. Varient title are noted in the scope and content note.

Scope and content:

This subseries contains holographs, original and carbon typescripts, as well as page proofs and published (printed) versions of poems. Many are corrected and annotated by Sylvia Plath. Others contain handwritten annotations by Aurelia Plath and Alfred Young Fisher (Plath's poetry professor during her senior year at Smith College). Dates are supplied from Sylvia Plath's annotations, her addresses, and other internal evidence. Dates are always noted as year-month-day. Poem subjects, Submission lists, and Sylvia Plath's lists of her publications are found at the end of the Poetry subseries.

Printed version of "Above the Oxbow"
1959 May 4

Box 6: folder 1

Two copies of the printed version from The Christian Science Monitor of the poem "Above the Oxbow."

Holograph of "Admonitions"
1953 April 15

Box 6: folder 2
Scope and content:

The untitled holograph of the poem "Admonitions." Inscribed by Sylvia Plath: "To Enid: with love and deep affection for three years of friendship and understanding—Sylvia Plath." Included in Collected Poems, page 319, 5th stanza different.

Provenance:

Gift of Enid Epstein Mark '54.

Typescript of "Admonitions"
ca.between 1957 September and 1958 September

Box 6: folder 2

Typescript of "Admonitions" with an autograph revision of one line.

Typescript of "Advice for an Artificer"
ca.probably 1955

Box 6: folder 3

Typescript of "Advice for an Artificer," corrected by Alfred Young Fisher. Not printed in Collected Poems.

Typescript of "Aerialist"
1956-1957

Box 6: folder 4

Carbon typescript "Aerialist." The typescript is corrected by Sylvia Plath, and numbered 46 and 47, probably from "Two Lovers and a Beachcomber" (book).

Photocopy of printed version of "Aerialist"
1969 February 07

Box 6: folder 4
Scope and content:

Photocopy of the printed version of "Aerialist" from the Cambridge Review,volume 90, number 2187, page 245. Printed version appears with the poems "Street Song", "Natural History", and "Resolve."

Location of originals:

Original filed with the poem "Street Song" (Box 13, Folder 257)

Typescript of "Aftermath"
1959 April 26

Box 6: folder 5
Scope and content:

Typescript of "Aftermath" date supplied by Aurelia Plath. Small paper with words "Typed by Sylvia" attached to the bottom of the page.

General

attached note missing as of May 13 2014

Typescript of "Aftermath", "Snakecharmer", "Sculptor", "Hardcastle Crags", and several poems by Ted Hughes
undated
7 pages
Box 6: folder 5

Typescript of the poems "Aftermath", "Snakecharmer", "Sculptor", "Hardcastle Crags", and the following poems by Ted Hughes: "The Retired Colonel", "Esther's Tomcat", "Pike", "Sunstroke", and "Roosting Hawk." The typescript was not typed by Sylvia Plath and includes annotations by Aurelia Plath.

Printed version of "Aftermath", "The Goring", and "Sculptor"
1959 Fall

Box 6: folder 5

Two copies of the printed version of "Aftermath", "The Goring", and "Sculptor" from Arts in Society.

Typescript of "Alicante Lullaby"
ca.between 1958 September and 1959 June

Box 6: folder 6
Carbon typescript of "All the Dead Dears"
1956-1957
2 pages
Box 6: folder 7

Carbon typescript, corrected by Sylvia Plath, numbered 57 and 58, probably from "Two Lovers and a Beachcomber" (book).

Printed version of "All the Dead Dears"
1957 November

Box 6: folder 7

Three copies of the printed version of "All the Dead Dears" from The Grecourt Review (Smith College, Northampton, MA), volume 1, pages 36-37.

Holograph of "Amnesiac"
1962 October 21
3 pages(3 pages)3 pages on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 6: folder 8

Holograph with variant title: "Amnesiac: The Man with Amnesia." The back of the pages have 3 pages, numbered 4-6, of an undated holograph of Ted Hughes' play "The Calm." Part 1 published in The Collected Poems as "Lyonnesse"; part 2 published as "Amnesiac."

Typescript of "Amnesiac"
1962 October 21
2 pages2 pages on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 6: folder 8

Typescript of "Amnesiac" with Sylvia Plath's autograph revisions and deletions. The poem is divided into two parts and the back of the pages have 3 pages, numbered 2-3, of an undated holograph of Ted Hughes' play "The Calm." Part 1 published in The Collected Poems as "Lyonnesse"; part 2 published as "Amnesiac."

Typescript of "Amnesiac" parts one and two
1962 October 21
2 pagesTyped on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 6: folder 8

Typescript of parts one and two of "Amnesiac" with Sylvia Plath's autograph revisions. On the back of page one is an undated holograph of a page from Ted Hughes' play "The Calm", the page is numbered "one." The back on the second page has Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar, second draft, chapter four, page four. Part 1 published in The Collected Poems as "Lyonnesse"; part 2 published as "Amnesiac."

Typescript of "Amnesiac" parts one and two
1962 October 21
5 pages
Box 6: folder 8

Original and carbon typescripts of parts one and two of "Amnesiac" with corrections by Sylvia Plath. There are three copies of page one and two copies of page two. Part 1 published in The Collected Poems as "Lyonnesse"; part 2 published as "Amnesiac."

Typescript of "Amnesiac" part one
undated
2 pages
Box 6: folder 8

Original and carbon typescript of part one of "Amnesiac" double spaced with corrections by Sylvia Plath. The carbon typescript has Sylvia Plath's autograph revisions and deletions. Part 1 published in The Collected Poems as "Lyonnesse"; part 2 published as "Amnesiac."

Typescript of "Amnesiac" part one

1 pages
Box 6: folder 8

Original and carbon typescript of part one of "Amnesiac" with corrections and deletions by Sylvia Plath. Part 1 published in The Collected Poems as "Lyonnesse"; part 2 published as "Amnesiac."

Typescript of "Amnesiac" parts one and two
1962 October 21
4 pages
Box 6: folder 8

Original and carbon typescripts of parts one and two of "Amnesiac" with Sylvia Plath's autograph revisions and deletions to part one. Part 1 published in The Collected Poems as "Lyonnesse"; part 2 published as "Amnesiac."

Typescript of "Amnesiac"
1962 October 21
1 pages
Box 6: folder 8

Carbon typescript of page one of the poem "Amnesiac" containing part one and the first two stanzas of part two. Part one is scored through with red pencil and Sylvia Plath's autograph annotation "New Yorker" at the end of part one. Part 1 published in The Collected Poems as "Lyonnesse"; part 2 published as "Amnesiac."

Typescript of "Amnesiac" part two
1963 August 3
2 pages
Box 6: folder 8

Original and carbon typescript of part two of "Amnesiac" corrected with printer's annotations for The New Yorker , 1962 December 3 and stamped at the top with the publication date, 1963 August 3. The carbon is not annotated. Part 1 published in The Collected Poems as "Lyonnesse"; part 2 published as "Amnesiac."

Photocopy of the printed version of "Amnesiac"
1963 August 3

Box 6: folder 8

Photocopy of the printed version of "Amnesiac" from The New Yorker, volume 39. Part 1 published in The Collected Poems as "Lyonnesse"; part 2 published as "Amnesiac."

Holograph of "Among the Narcissi"
undated
1 pages1 page on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 6: folder 9

Undated holograph of "Among the Narcissi" with the variant titles: "Percy Among the Narcissi"; "Octogenarian & Narcissi in a High Wind"; "The Sea at the Door." The back of the page contains Sylvia Plath's early draft of The Bell Jar, chapter four, page 14.

Typescript of "Among the Narcissi"
1962 April 5
1 pagesTyped on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 6: folder 9

Typescript of "Among the Narcissi" with Sylvia Plath's autograph revisions. The back contains a page from the early draft of Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar chapter four, page 13.

Typescript of "Among the Narcissi"
1962 April 5
1 pages
Box 6: folder 9

Corrected typescript (carbon) of "Among the Narcissi." Annotated by Sylvia Plath at the top: New Yorker $45.

Typescript of "Among the Narcissi"
1962 April 18
1 pages
Box 6: folder 9

Typescript of "Among the Narcissi" with printer's annotations for The New Yorker and stamped at the top with the publication date 1963 August 3.

Printed version of "Among the Narcissi"
1963 August 3

Box 6: folder 9
Scope and content:

Printed version of "Among the Narcissi" in The New Yorker, volume 39, page 29. It is published with six other poems under the heading "Seven Poems" found on pages 28-29 of the magazine. Cover has Aurelia Plath's annotations.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983

Typescript of "Apology for an April Satyr"
ca.probably 1955

Box 6: folder 10

Typescript of "Apology for an April Satyr" annotated by Alfred Young Fisher and title "Apology to an April Satyr." Not printed in Collected Poems.

Typescript of "Apparel for April"
probably 1955

Box 6: folder 11

Typescript of "Apparel for April" annotated by Alfred Young Fisher.

Holograph of "An Appearance"
undated
1 pages1 page on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 6: folder 12

Holograph of "An Appearance." The variant title is "The Methodical Woman." The back of the page contains Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar early draft, chapter 4, page 18.

Revised holograph of "An Appearance"
undated
1 pages1 page on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 6: folder 12

Revised holograph of "An Appearance" with the variant title is "The Methodical Woman." The back of the page contains Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar early draft, chapter 9, page 6.

Revised typescript of "An Appearance"
1962 April 4
1 pagesTyped on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 6: folder 12

Revised typescript of "An Appearance" with the variant title "Song" changed to "An Appearance." The back of the page contains Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar" early draft, chapter 9, page 5.

Typescript carbon of "An Appearance"
1962 April 4
1 pages
Box 6: folder 12
Typescript of "An Appearance"
undated
1 pages
Box 6: folder 12
Typescript of "An Appearance"
undated
1 pagesdouble spaced typescript
Box 6: folder 12
Holograph of "The Applicant"
1962 October 11
2 pages2 pages on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 6: folder 13

Holograph of "The Applicant." The back of the page contains two pages, numbered 8a and 8b, of an undated holograph of Ted Hughes' play "The Calm."

Typescript of "The Applicant"
1962 October 11
1 pagesTyped on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 6: folder 13

Typescript of "The Applicant" with Sylvia Plath's autograph correction. Number of lines written and circled in the upper right corner of the page: 40.

Typescript carbon of "The Applicant"
1962 October 11
1 pages
Box 6: folder 13
Typescript carbon of "The Applicant"
undated
2 pagesdouble spaced typescript
Box 6: folder 13
Holograph of "Apprehensions"
May 25, probably 1962
1 pages1 page on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 6: folder 14

Holograph of "Apprehensions" with variant title "Walls" changed to "Apprehensions." The back of the page has Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar second draft, chapter 16, page 6.

Revised typescript of "Apprehensions"
1962 May 25
1 pagesTyped on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 6: folder 14

Revised typescript of "Apprehensions." The back of the page has Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar second draft, chapter 16, page 5.

Typescript of "Apprehensions"
1962 May 28
1 pagesTyped on pink Smtih College memorandum paper.
Box 6: folder 14

Typescript of "Apprehensions." The back of the page has Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar second draft, chapter 15, page 17.

Photocopy of the printed version of "Apprehensions"
1971 March 6

Box 6: folder 14
Scope and content:

Photocopy of the printed version of "Apprehensions" from The New Yorker, pages 36-37. Section is headed "Six poems" and also contains: "The Babysitters," "Pheasant," "The Courage of Shutting Up," "For a Fatherless Son," and "By Candlelight."

Location of originals:

Original filed with: I. Writings. Poems. The Babysitters: Box 6, folder 20, item 3.

Holograph of "Ariel"
undated
1 pagesOn pink Smith College memorandum paper. page numbered 1 by Sylvia Plath.
Box 6: folder 14
Revised holograph of "Ariel"
undated
1 pages1 page on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 6: folder 15

Revised holograph of the poem "Ariel." The page is numbered 1 by Sylvia Plath.

Revised holograph of "Ariel"
1962 October 27
2 pages2 pages on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 6: folder 15
Physical characteristics:

Revised holograph of the poem "Ariel." Pages are numbered 3 and 4 by Sylvia Plath.

Typescript of "Ariel"
1962 October 27
1 pagesTyped on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 6: folder 15

Corrected typescript of the poem "Ariel."

Revised typescript of "Ariel"
1962 October 27
1 pagesTypescript carbon
Box 6: folder 15
Typescript of "Ariel"
1962 October 27
1 pagesTypescript carbon
Box 6: folder 15
Revised typescript of "Ariel"
1962 October 27
3 pages
Box 6: folder 15

Original and carbon typescripts for the poem "Ariel", double-spaced and revised. The last seven lines are missing from the original.

Typescript carbons of "Ariel"
1962 October 27
2 pages
Box 6: folder 15

Typescript carbons of the poem "Ariel" annotated in red pencil by Sylvia Plath at the top of the first page "Observer."

Typescript of "Ariel"
undated
1 pages
Box 6: folder 15
Typeset proof of "Ariel" and "Poppies in October"
ca.December 14 probably 1962
1 pages
Box 6: folder 15

Corrected, typeset proof of the poems "Ariel" and "Poppies in October." "Ariel" printed in Observer, 3 November 1963 with the variant title "The Horse." "Poppies in October" printed in Observer, 6 October 1963.

Photocopy of printed version of "Ariel" and nine other poems
October 1963
17 pages(cover and pages 4-19)
Box 6: folder 15

Photocopy of the cover and pages 4-19 of The Review (Oxford, England) number 9, 1963 October containing the poem "Ariel" and nine other poems. The cover has the title "Sylvia Plath: The Last Poems."

Corrected typescript of the book Ariel
mid-November 1962-1963 January 25
82 Leaves
Box 6: folder 16

Corrected typescript of the book Ariel including 3 title pages, 2 dedications (original and carbon), and 2 tables of contents (original and carbon).

Notes for Ariel. New Poems
1962 December 13
8 pages
Box 6: folder 17

Notes for Ariel. New Poems. Notes for the following poems: "The Applicant", "Daddy", "Lady Lazarus", "Sheep in Fog", "Ariel", "Fever 103", "Nick and the Candlestick", and "Death & Co." Notes typed December 13, 1962 for Douglas Cleverdon at BBC for a program of new poems. Reading and commentary were probably never recorded.

Typescript of Ted Hughes' book Ariel

25 pages
Box 6: folder 18

Double -spaced typescript (originals and carbons) for Ted Hughes' book Ariel. Some pages have page numbers added at the top right. This typescript does not contain all poems published in the book.

Page proofs for Ted Hughes' book Ariel


Box 6: folder 18

Page proofs with corrections and additions by Ted Hughes and the printer for the 1965 Faber and Faber edition of Ariel.

Holograph of "The Arrival of the Bee Box"
1962 October 4
2 pagesTyped on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 6: folder 19

Holograph of "The Arrival of the Bee Box", variant title "The Arrival of the Bees." The back of page 1 contains Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar, second draft, chapter 6, page 9. And the back of page two has chpater 5, page 11 of the same.

Typescript of "The Arrival of the Bee Box"
1962 October 4
1 pages
Box 6: folder 19

Corrected typescript of "The Arrival of the Bee Box" with the variant title "The Arrival of the Bees: The Bee Box", and variant series title "The Beekeeper's Daybook" crossed out with "Bees" written above in Sylvia Plath's hand. The number of lines is written at the top of the page and circled. The back of the page has Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar, second draft, chapter 6, page 8.

Typescript of "The Arrival of the Bee Box"
undated
3 pages
Box 6: folder 19

Typescript (original and carbons) of "The Arrival of the Bee Box" with "Bees" typed at the top and the poem numbered 2 at the left of the title.

Typescript of "The Arrival of the Bee Box"
1962 October 4

Box 6: folder 19

Original and carbon typescript of "The Arrival of the Bee Box", revised. The back of the page has Sylvia Plath's "Winter Trees": draft 2, 1962 November 26.

Typescript carbon of the "The Arrival of the Bee Box"
1962 October 4
1 pages
Box 6: folder 19
Printed version of "The Arrival of the Bee Box"
April 1963

Box 6: folder 19
Scope and content:

Printed version of "The Arrival of the Bee Box" from The Atlantic, volume 211, number 4 (April 1963), page 70.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Typescript of "The Babysitters"
1961 October 29

Box 6: folder 20
Typescript carbon of "The Babysitters"
between 1961 August and 1962 December

Box 6: folder 20
Printed version of "The Babysitters", "Pheasant", "The Courage of Shutting Up", "Apprehensions", "For a Fatherless Son", and "By Candlelight"
1971 March 6

Box 6: folder 20

Printed version of "The Babysitters", "Pheasant", "The Courage of Shutting Up", "Apprehensions", "For a Fatherless Son", and "By Candlelight" from the March 6, 1971 issue of The New Yorker pages 36-37, headed "Six Poems."

Typescript of "Ballad Banale"
undated

Box 6: folder 21

Typescript of "Ballad Banale" with Sylvia Plath's annotations.

Holograph of "Balloons"
1963 February 5
1 pages
Box 6: folder 22

Holograph of "Balloons" with an undated revised typescript of Sylvia Plath's "Thalidomide" on the back of the page.

Typescript of "Balloons"
1963 February 5
3 pagesOriginal and carbon typescript.
Box 6: folder 22
Typescript of "Barren Woman"
1961 February 21

Box 6: folder 23

Typescript of "Barren Woman" with the variant title "Small Hours." The poem is dated by Sylvia Plath and "London Magazine" is written at the top in her hand.

Typescript of "Barren Woman"
undated

Box 6: folder 23

Typescript of "Barren Woman" with variant title "Small Hours." "London Magazine" is typed at the top of the page.

Typescript of "Barren Woman"
undated

Box 6: folder 23

Typescript with variant title "Small Hours."

Typescript of "Barren Woman"
undated

Box 6: folder 23

Original and carbon typescript with original title crossed out and "Barren Woman" added in Sylvia Plath's hand. The carbon copy is annotated at the top in Sylvia Plath's hand with, "London Magazine."

Photocopy of the printed version of "Barren Woman"
1964

Box 6: folder 23
Scope and content:

Photocopy of the printed version of "Barren Woman" with the variant title "Small Hours" from New Poetry 1964: Critical Quarterly Poetry Supplement number 5, page 6.

Location of originals:

Original with "Daddy": Box 8, Folder 61, item 10.

Photocopy of the printed version of "Barren Woman" with "Walking [sic] in Winter" and "Perseus"
1981 August 2

Box 6: folder 23
Scope and content:

Photocopy of the printed version of "Barren Woman", "Walking [sic] in Winter", and "Perseus" from The New York Times Book Review page 7.

Location of originals:

Original filed with "Waking in Winter."

Printed version of "Barren Woman", "Zoo Keeper's Wife", "You're", "Parliament Hill Fields", "Whitsun", and "Leaving Early"
1961 August

Box 6: folder 23
Scope and content:

Printed version of "Barren Woman" (with variant title "Small Hours"), "Zoo Keeper's Wife", "You're", "Parliament Hill Fields", "Whitsun", and "Leaving Early" from The London Magazine new series, volume 1, number 5, page 7. The poems are under the heading of page 5 "Six Poems." Includes annotations by Aurelia Plath.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Typescript of "Battle Scene From the Comic Operatic Fantasy The Seafarer
between 1958 September and 1959 June

Box 6: folder 24

Typescript of "Battle Scene From the Comic Operatic Fantasy The Seafarer with annotations and corrections by Sylvia Plath. "C S Monitor" is annotated at the top of the page in Sylvia Plath's hand.

Printed version of "Battle Scene From the Comic Operatic Fantasy The Seafarer
1959 April 25

Box 6: folder 24

Two copies of the printed version from The Christian Science Monitor page 12, with title "Bathtub Battle Scene."

Typescript of "The Bed Book"
between 1960 January and 1961 August
10 pages
Box 6: folder 25
Typescript of "The Bed Book"
between 1961 August and 1962 December
10 pages
Box 6: folder 25
Printed version of "The Bed Book"
October 1976

Box 6: folder 25
Scope and content:

Printed version of "The Bed Book" from Woman's Day volume 40, number 1, pages 98-99. The cover has annotations by Aurelia Plath

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Holograph of "The Bee Meeting"
undated
3 pagesWritten on pink Smith College memorandum paper, pages numbered 1-3
Box 6: folder 26

Undated holograph of "The Bee Meeting", variant title "The Beekeeper." The back of page one has Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar second draft, chapter 6, page 6. The back of pages two and three have chapter 6 pages 12 and 11 of the same draft.

Typescript of "The Bee Meeting"
1962 October 3
2 pagesTyped on pink Smith College memorandum paper
Box 6: folder 26

Revised typescript of "The Bee Meeting", variant series title: "The Beekeeper's Daybook." The back of page one has Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar second draft, chapter 6, page 10, and the back of page two has chapter 6, page 7.

Typescript of "The Bee Meeting"
1962 October 3
2 pagesTyped on pink Smith College memorandum paper
Box 6: folder 26

Revised typescript of "The Bee Meeting." The variant series title "The Beekeeper's Daybook" is crossed out with "Bees" written above in Sylvia Plath's hand. The number of lines is written and circled at the top of page 1 and the number of lines in the series (266) is added and circled. The back of page 1 has Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar second draft, chapter 6, page 2. The back of page two has a page from chapter 6 with "12" written and circled in the top left corner in Sylvia Plath's hand.

Corrected typescript of "The Bee Meeting"
1962 October 3
2 pages
Box 6: folder 26
Corrected typescript of "The Bee Meeting"
1962 October 3
4 pages
Box 6: folder 26
Physical characteristics:

Original and carbon typescripts.

Printed version of "The Bee Meeting" and "Lady Lazarus"
1965

Box 6: folder 26
Scope and content:

Printed version of "The Bee Meeting" and "Lady Lazarus" from American Poetry 1965, Critical Quarterly Poetry supplement no. 6, page 2.

Alternative formats available:

another copy: MRBR 825 P696cq suppl.6

Printed version of "The Bee Meeting", "Stings", "Cut", "Letter in November", "The Couriers", "Mary's Song", and "Years"
1963 April

Box 6: folder 26
Scope and content:

Printed version from The London Magazine volume 3, number 1, pages 24-25. The top of page 23 is headed "Seven Poems." Includes annotations by Aurelia Plath.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Printed version of "The Beekeeper's Daughter"
1960 Autumn
22 pages
Box 7: folder 27

Two copies of the printed version from The Kenyon Review volume 22, page 595.

Photocopies of the series "Bees"
1960 October 3-9
6 items
Box 7: folder 28
Typescript of "The Beggars"
probably 1958-1959

Box 7: folder 29

Typescript of "The Beggars" annotated and corrected by Sylvia Plath. The page is numbered 30, probably from the book "The Bull of Bendylaw." Sylvia Plath's last name and "(The Chelsea Review)" are typed at the top of the page.

Printed version of "The Beggars"
1960 May

Box 7: folder 29

Two copies of the printed version from The Chelsea Review volume 7, page 70.

Holograph of "Berck-Plage"
undated
1 pages
Box 7: folder 30

Holograph of "Berck-Plage" numbered 1 in Sylvia Plath's hand. The beginning of a poem titled "Child" is written at the top and crossed out. This poem has no relation to the published "Child."

Holograph of "Berck-Plage"
undated
4 pages
Box 7: folder 30

Holograph of "Berck-Plage" with pages numbered 1a and 2-4 in Sylvia Plath's hand. The back of page 1a has Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar third draft, chapter 9, page 106. The back of page 2 has Sylvia Plath's "The Beggars" page numbered 30, probably from the book "The Bull of Bendylaw." The back of page 3 has Sylvia Plath's "Mussel Hunter at Rock Harbor" page numbered 63 probably from the book The Colossus. The back of page 4 has Sylvia Plath's "Frog Autumn" page numbered 62, probably from the book The Colossus. The name of the periodical in which the poem was published is typed or written in Sylvia Plath's hand at the top of each page along with page numbers, also in Plath's hand.

Holograph and typescript of "Berck-Plage"
1962 June 20
12 pages
Box 7: folder 30

Revised holograph and typescript of "Berck-Plage." The pages are numbered 5-16 in Sylvia Plath's hand. Page 10 has an early draft upside down and crossed out at the bottom of the page in addition to three lines in Ted Hughes' hand. The back of page 5 has Sylvia Plath's "The Invisible Man" page 15. The backs of pages 6-7 have Sylvia Plath's "Spinster", pages numbered 60 and 61. The back of page 8 has the last three stanzas of Sylvia Plath's "Moonrise", page numbered 59. The back of page 9 has Sylvia Plath's "The Companionable Ills", page numbered 57. The back of page 10 has page 19 of Ted Hughes' play "The Waking." The back of page 11 has the last two stanzas of Sylvia Plath's "Two Sisters of Persephone", page numbered 56. The back of pages 12-13 have pages numbered 53 and 54 of Sylvia Plath's "Medallion." The back of page 14 has the first three stanzas of Sylvia Plath's "The Disquieting Muses", page numbered 50. The backs of pages 15-16 have pages numbered 47 and 48 of Sylvia Plath's "Snakecharmer." The backs of pages 5-9, and 11-16 of "Berck-Plage" are typescritps from the book The Colossus. The name of the periodical in which each poem was published is typed or written in Sylvia Plath's hand at the top of each page. Pages numbered in Sylvia Plath's hand.

Revised typescript of "Berck-Plage"
1962 June 28-30
4 pages
Box 7: folder 30

Revised typescript of "Berck-Plage" with the number of line calcualted at the bottom of page 1 (not including lines in stanzas 7 and 8). A poem titled "Soliloquy" is begun at the bottom of the page and crossed out. In addition, a list, in Sylvia Plath's hand, of sources and amounts of income is upside down and crossed out at the bottom of the page. The back of page 1 has Sylvia Plath's "Ella Mason and Her Eleven Cats", page numbered 62, probably from the book "The Bull of Bendylaw." The back of page 2 has the first seven stanzas of Sylvia Plath's "Moonrise", page numbered 58. The back of page 3 has the first 5 stanzas of Sylvia Plath's "Two Sisters of Persephone", page numbered 55. The back of page 4 has the last 13 lines of Sylvia Plath's "Blue Moles", page numbered 42. The poems on the backs of pages 2-4 are typescripts from the book The Colossus. The name of the periodical in which each poem was published in typed at the top of each page. Pages numbered in Sylvia Plath's hand.

Revised typescript of "Berck-Plage"
1962 June 30
5 pages
Box 7: folder 30

Revised typescript of "Berck-Plage" with number of lines calculated at the top of page 1 and monetary calculations at the bottom. Name and address written on page one in Sylvia Plath's hand. Stanzas 6 is crossed out and stanzas 7-8 are renumbered. The back of page 1 has Sylvia Plath's "The Hermit at Outermost House", page numbered 49. The backs of pages 2-3 have the last 4 stanzas of Sylvia Plath's "The Disquieting Muses", page numbered 52. The back of page 4 has Sylvia Plath's "Man in Black", page numbered 46. The back of page 5 has Sylvia Plath's "Strumpet Song", page numbered 43. The poems on the backs of pages 1-5 of "Berck-Plage" are typescripts from the book The Colossus. The name of the periodical in which each poem appeared is typed at the top of each page. Pages numbered in Sylvia Plath's hand.

Typescript of "Berck-Plage"
1962 June 30
5 pages
Box 7: folder 30

Revised typescript (originals and carbons) of "Berck-Plage." Page 4: original of stanzas 7, 4th line revised. Page 5: carbon of stanza 7, revision of 4th line incorporated.

Corrected typescript of "Berck-Plage"
undated
4 pages
Box 7: folder 30

Corrected typescript of "Berck-Plage." The back of page 1 has Sylvia Plath's "Paralytic", item 2, page 1. The back of page 2 has Sylvia Plath's "Paralytic", item 1, page 1. The back of page 3 has Sylvia Plath's "Gigolo", item 1, page 1. The back of page 4 has Sylvia Plath's "Child", item 1, page 1.

Revised typescript of "Berck-Plage"
undated
2 pages
Box 7: folder 30

Revised typescript (original and carbon) of "Berck-Plage", last 4 stanzas of part 3 and part 4.

Typescript of "Berck-Plage"
undated
2 pages
Box 7: folder 30

Original and carbon typescript of "Berck-Plage" last 4 stanzas of part 3.

Printed version of "Berck-Plage"
1963 June

Box 7: folder 30
Scope and content:

Printed version of "Berck-Plage" in The London Magazine volume 3, number 3, pages 26-31. Annotations to the cover and printed poem are by Aurelia Plath. Lane & Stevens 60.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Holograph of "A Birthday Present"
1962 September 30
2 pagesWritten on pink Smith College Memorandum paper.
Box 7: folder 31

Holograph of "A Birthday Present", variant title "A Truth Poem on Her 30th Birthday." The back of page 1 has Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar second draft, chapter 7, page 14, and the back of page 2 chapter 5, page 13.

Typescript of "A Birthday Present"
1962 September 30
4 pages
Box 7: folder 31

Originals and carbons of a corrected typescript of "A Birthday Present."

Printed version of "A Birthday Present"
Spring 1963

Box 7: folder 31

Printed version from Critical Quarterly volume 5, pages 3-4.

Printed version of "Bitter Strawberries"
1950 August 11

Box 7: folder 32

Printed version from The Christian Science Monitor page 17.

Typescript of "Black Pine Tree in an Orange Light"
ca.probably 1955

Box 7: folder 33

Typescript of "Black Pine Tree in an Orange Light" annotated by Alfred Young Fisher.

Typescript of "Black Rook in Rainy Weather"
1956-1957

Box 7: folder 34

Carbon typescript of "Black Rook in Rainy Weather" from the book "Two Lovers and a Beachcomber". Pages numbered 50-51.

Printed version of "Black Rook in Rainy Weather"
Summer 1957

Box 7: folder 34

Two copies of the printed version from The Antioch Review volume 17, pages 232-233.

Photocopy of printed version of "Black Rook in Rainy Weather" and "Spinster"
1958 June

Box 7: folder 34
Scope and content:

Photocopy of the printed version of "Black Rook in Rainy Weather" and "Spinster" annotated by Sylvia Plath

Location of originals:

Original filed with: "Spinster" (Box 13, Folder 252, item 4).

Photocopy of printed version of "Black Rook in Rainy Weather", "Stillborn", and "Surgeon at 2 a.m."
1971 September

Box 7: folder 34
Scope and content:

Photocopy of the printed version of "Black Rook in Rainy Weather", "Stillborn", and "Surgeon at 2 a.m." from Mademoiselle volume 73, number 5, pages 160-161. The page is headed "Sylvia Plath Three Poems and a Remembrance" and includes a biographical note on Sylvia Plath by Ellen A. Stoianoff. The clipping includes the cover and contents page from the issue and is annotated by Aurelia Plath.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Location of originals:

Original filed with: "Surgeon at 2 a.m."

Typescript of "Blackberrying"
ca.between 1961 August and 1962 December

Box 7: folder 35

Typescript revised by Sylvia Plath.

Typescript carbon of "Blackberrying"
1961 September 23

Box 7: folder 35

Typescript carbon of "Blackberrying" revised and dated by Sylvia Plath. Annotated at the top in Sylvia Plath's hand "New Yorker."

Photocopy of a typescript of "Blackberrying"
undated

Box 7: folder 35
Scope and content:

Photocopy of a typescript of "Blackberrying" corrected by Sylvia Plath.

Location of originals:

Original filed with "Brasilia" (Box 7, folder 36, item 3).

Photocopy of a typescript of the first 23 lines of "Blue Moles"
ca.1959-1960

Box 7: folder 36
Scope and content:

Photocopy of a typescript of the first 23 lines of "Blue Moles." Numbered 41, probably from the book The Colossus.

Location of originals:

Original filed with "The Other."

Photocopy of a typescript of the last 13 lines of "Blue Moles"
1959-1960

Box 7: folder 36
Scope and content:

Photocopy of the last 13 lines of "Blue Moles." Numbered 42, probably from the book The Colossus.

Location of originals:

Original filed with "Berck-Plage": Box 7, folder 29, item 4.

Photocopy of a holograph of "Brasilia"
undated
1 pages
Box 7: folder 37

Photocopy of a holograph of "Brasilia." The page is numbered 1 in Sylvia Plath's hand.

Photocopy of a holograph of "Brasilia"
undated
2 pages
Box 7: folder 37

Photocopy of a holograph of "Brasilia" numbered 2-3 in Sylvia Plath's hand. The back of page 2 has Sylvia Plath's "Winter Trees": item 4, page 3. The back of page 3 has Sylvia Plath's "Winter Trees": item 3, page 3.

Photocopy of a typescript of "Brasilia"
undated
1 pages
Box 7: folder 37

Photocopy of a revised typescript of "Brasilia" numbered 4 in Sylvia Plath's hand. The back of the page has Sylvia Plath's "Blackberrying."

Photocopy of a typescript of "Brasilia"
1962 December 1
1 pagesTyped on Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 7: folder 37

Photocopy of a revised typescript of "Brasilia" numbered 5 in Sylvia Plath's hand. "The Shapes of Love" and a list of names is written upside down at the bottom of the page in Sylvia Plath's hand.

Photocopy of a typescript of "Brasilia"
1962 December 1
2 pagesOriginal and carbon typescript.
Box 7: folder 37
Carbon typescript of "Brasilia"
undated
1 pages
Box 7: folder 37
Photocopy of the printed version of "Brasilia"
1963 October

Box 7: folder 37
Scope and content:

Photocopy of the printed version of "Brasilia" from The Review (Oxford, England), number 9, cover and pages 4-19. The cover has the title "Sylvia Plath: The Last Poems." The pages include nine other poems by Plath.

Location of originals:

Source: Interlibrary Loan, Lawrence University Library, Appleton, WI, Jan 2009.

Typescript of "Bucolics"
ca.between 1955 September and 1956 December

Box 7: folder 38
Typescript of "The Bull of Bendylaw"
ca.probably 1959

Box 7: folder 39

Typescript of "The Bull of Bendylaw" annotated and corrected by Sylvia Plath. Sylvia Plath's last name, (Hornbook), and page number (21) are typed at the top of the page then crossed out. Name and page number (18) are written at the top of the page in Sylvia Plath's hand, probably from the book "The Bull of Bendylaw" [1958-1959]. The reverse has autograph notes by Ted Hughes on the planting and storing of vegetables.

Printed version of "The Bull of Bendylaw"
1959 April

Box 7: folder 39

Printed version from The Horn Book Magazine volume 35, page 148.

Photocopies of poems from the book "The Bull of Bendylaw" (incomplete)
1958-1959

Box 7: folder 40

Photocopies compiled from originals filed by individual poem title. Some poems are renumbered for use in The Colossus. Poems included are: "Natural History", "Landowners", "Green Rock, Winthrop Bay", "Mad Girl's Love Song", "On the Decline of Oracles", "Owl", "Rhyme", "The Bull of Bendylaw", "Apotheosis of an Avenging Lover" ["To a Jilted Lover"], "Recantation", "Tinker Jack And the Tidy Wives", "On the Plethora of Dryads", "Poems, Potatoes", "November Graveyard", "The Hermit at Outermost House" [also with The Colossus], "The Disquieting Muses" [also with The Colossus], "Medallion" [also with The Colossus], "Mida's Country", "The Goring", "The Companionable Ills" [also with The Colossus], "Two Sisters of Persephone" [also with The Colossus], "In Midas's Country", "The Goring", "The Companionable Ills" [also with The Colossus], "Electra on Azalea Path", "Moonrise" [also with The Colossus], "Spinster" [also with The Colossus], "Frog Autumn" [also with The Colossus], "Mussel Hunter at Rock Harbor" [also with The Colossus], Ella Mason and Her Eleven Cats" [also with The Colossus], and "The Ravaged Face."

List of poems headed "The Bull of Bendylaw and other poems"

1 pagesTyped on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 7: folder 40

Sylvia Plath typescript and manuscript list of poems headed "The Bull of Bendylaw and other poems." Extensive annotation and underlining by Sylvia Plath includes dates and natation of where poems have been published.

Holograph of "Burning the Letters"
undated
3 pages
Box 7: folder 41

Holograph of "Burning the Letters", pages numbered 1-3 in Sylvia Plath's hand. The first three lines of an early version of "Stings" are crossed out at the top of page one. The back of page one has Ted Hughes' Toll of Air Raids." The back of page 2 has Ted Hughes' "The Thought-fox." The back of page 3 has Ted Hughes' "A Fable."

Holograph and typescript of "Burning the Letters"
undated
2 pages
Box 7: folder 41

Revised holograph and typescript of "Burning the Letters", pages numbered 4-5 in Sylvia Plath's hand. The back of page 4 has Ted Hughes' "Cradle Place." The back of page 5 has his "Unknown Soldier."

Typescript of "Burning the Letters"
1962 August 12
1 pages
Box 7: folder 41

Revised typescript of "Burning the Letters", page numbered 6 in Sylvia Plath's hand. The back of the page has Ted Hughes' "Poltergeist."

Typescript of "Burning the Letters"
undated
1 pages
Box 7: folder 41

Revised typescript of "Burning the Letters", page numbered 7 in Sylvia Plath's hand.

Typescript of "Burning the Letters"
undated
1 pages
Box 7: folder 41

Revised typescript of "Burning the Letters", page numbered 8 in Sylvia Plath's hand. The back of the page has Ted Hughes' "Toll of the Air Raids."

Typescript of "Burning the Letters"
1962 August 13
1 pages
Box 7: folder 41

Revised typescript of "Burning the Letters", page numbered 9 in Sylvia Plath's hand. There is a drawing of a cat and an owl at the top of the page. The back of the page has Ted Hughes' "Toll of Air Raids."

Typescript carbon of "Burning the Letters"
1962 August 13
1 pages
Box 7: folder 41
Printed version of "Burning the Letters"
ca.early summer 1975

Box 7: folder 41

Printed version in Bananas, number 2, page 25.

Holograph of "By Candlelight"
undated
2 pagesWritten on pink Smith College Memorandum paper.
Box 7: folder 42

Holograph of "By Candlelight" (variant title "Nick and the Candlestick"), with marginal notation of rhyme scheme on page 1. The back of page 1 has Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar second draft, chapter 3, page 15, and the back of page two has chapter 2, page 10 of the second draft.

Revised typescript of "By Candlelight"
1962 October 24
1 pages
Typed on pink Smith College memorandum paper.

Revised typescript of "By Candlelight" (variant title "Nick and the Candlestick"). The back of the page has Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar second draft, chapter 2, page 4.

Corrected typescript of "By Candlelight"
1962 October 24
1 pagesTyped on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 7: folder 42

Corrected typescript of "By Candlelight", variant titles "Nick and the Candlestick", "Winter by Candlelight", and "By Candlelight." The back of the page has Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar second draft, chapter 2, page 3.

Typescript carbons of "By Candlelight"
1962 October 24
2 pages
Box 7: folder 42
Photocopy of the printed version of "By Candlelight", "The Babysitters", "Pheasant", "The Courage of Shutting Up", "Apprehensions", and "For a Fatherless Son"
1971 March 6

Box 7: folder 42
Scope and content:

Printed version from The New Yorker, pages 36-37 under the heading "Six Poems."

Location of originals:

Original filed with: Writings. Poetry. The Babysitters: Box 6, Folder 20, item 3.

Typescript of "Candles"
1960 October 17

Box 7: folder 43

Typescript of "Candles" annotated and dated by Sylvia Plath. "BBC Listener" is annotated at the top in Sylvia Plath's hand.

Typescript of "Candles"
ca.between 1961 August and 1962 December

Box 7: folder 43
Printed version of "Carnival Nocturne"
1953 April

Box 43.1: folder 13
Scope and content:

Printed version of "Carnival Nocturne" in Seventeen volume 12, number 4, page 127. From the library of Sylvia Plath, annotated on front cover by her and by Aurelia Plath. Lane & Stevens 350.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Typescript of "Channel Crossing"
ca.between 1955 September and 1956 December

Box 7: folder 44
Holograph of "Child"
1963 January 28
1 pages
Box 7: folder 45

"Paralytic trap" is written in the left margin in Sylvia Plath's hand. The back of the page has Sylvia Plath's "Berck-Plage": item 8, page 4.

Revised typescript of "Child"
1963 January 28
1 pages
Box 7: folder 45

Revised typescript of "Child" with Sylvia Plath's "Death & Co.": item 4, page 3 on the back of the page.

Typescript of "Child"
1963 January 28
1 pages
Box 7: folder 45

Corrected typescript carbon of "Child."

Holograph of "Childless Woman"
undated
1 pages
Box 7: folder 46

Holograph of "Childless Woman" numbered 1 in Sylvia Plath's hand. The back of the page has Sylvia Plath's Three Women: page 8.

Holograph of "Childless Woman"
undated
1 pages
Box 7: folder 46

Holograph of "Childless Woman" numbered 2 in Sylvia Plath's hand. Tha back of the page has Sylvia Plath's Three Women: page 7.

Typescript of "Childless Woman"
undated
1 pages
Box 7: folder 46

Revised typescript of "Childless Woman" numbered 3 in Sylvia Plath's hand. The back of the page has Sylvia Plath's Three Women: page 6.

Typescript of "Childless Woman"
1962 December 1
1 pages
Box 7: folder 46

Revised typescript of "Childless Woman" numbered 4 is Sylvia Plath's hand. The back of the page has Sylvia Plath's Three Women: page 5.

Typescript of "Childless Woman"
1962 December 1
3 pages
Box 7: folder 46

Revised typescript (original and carbons) of "Childless Woman."

Photocopy of the galley proof of "Childless Woman", "Death & Co.", "The Swarm", "The Other", "Lady Lazarus", "Little Fugue", "Daddy", "The Jailor", "Thalidomide", and "Getting There"
1963 October 21

Box 7: folder 46
Scope and content:

Photocopy of the galley proof for the printed version in Encounter published as "Ten Poems."

Location of originals:

Original filed with "The Jailor" (Box 10, Folder 127, item 11).

Photocopy of the printed version of "Childless Woman"
1963 October

Box 7: folder 46

Photocopy of the printed version from Encounter volume XXI, number 4, page 50.

Typescript of "Child's Park Stones"
ca.not before 1958 June
Typescript original and carbons.
Box 7: folder 47
Typescript of "Cinderella"
undated

Box 7: folder 48

Typescript of "Cinderella" annotated and corrected by Sylvia Plath. "Sold to Seventeen $10 Dec. 1952" is written at the top in Sylvia Plath's hand.

Typescript of "Circus in Three Rings"
undated

Box 7: folder 49

Typescript of "Circus in Three Rings" annotated by Sylvia Plath. "Sold: Atlantic: 1955" is written at the top in Sylvia Plath's hand.

Printed version of "Circus in Three Rings"
1954 Fall

Box 7: folder 49
Scope and content:

Printed version from Smith Review page 18. "Sylvia Plath" is written in her own hand on the cover. The issue also includes Sylvia Plath's short story "In the Mountains."

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Printed version of "Circus in Three Rings"
August 1955

Box 7: folder 49
Scope and content:

Printed version from The Atlantic volume 196, number 2, page 68.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Photocopies of typescript of "City Streets" and letter to Hans Joachim Neupert
1949 October 10

Box 7: folder 49.1

Photocopies of "City Streets" headed "Sylvia Plath Age 15 Wellesley, Mass." The poem is enclosed in a letter to Hans Joachim Neupert in which she discusses this and other enclosed poems: "The Stranger", "The Farewell", "White Phlox", and "Gone is the River."

Printed version of "The Colossus" (poem)
1962 April

Box 8: folder 50

Printed version of the poem "The Colossus" from Encounter volume 18, page 56. "Encounter: April 1962" is written in Plath's hand at the top of the page.

Photocopies of typescripts for The Colossus (book)
1959-1960

Box 8: folder 51
Scope and content:

Photocopies of typescripts for Sylvia Plath's book The Colossus compiled from originals filed by the individual poem's title. The set is incomplete and some poems were taken from "The Bull of Bendylaw" typescript. Includes "The Beggars," "A Winter Ship," "Full Fathom Five," "Maudlin," "Blue Moles," "Strumpet Song," "Ouija," "Man in Black," "Snakecharmer," "The Hermit at Outermost House" [also with "The Bull of Bendylaw"], "The Disquieting Muses" [also with "The Bull of Bendylaw"], "Medallion" [also with "The Bull of Bendylaw"], "Two Sisters of Persephone" [also with "The Bull of Bendylaw"], "The Companionable Ills" [also with "The Bull of Bendylaw"], "Moonrise" [also with "The Bull of Bendylaw"], "Spinster" [also with "The Bull of Bendylaw"], "Frog Autumn" [also with "The Bull of Bendylaw"], "Ella Mason and Her Eleven Cats," "Mussel Hunter at Rock Harbor" [also with "The Bull of Bendylaw"]. "The Beggars" and "Ella Mason and Her Eleven Cats" omitted from final version.

Location of originals:

Originals are filed under the individual poem's title.

Preliminary materials for The Colossus (book)
ca.probably 1960
6 pages
Box 8: folder 51

Typescript of preliminary materials for Sylvia Plath's book The Colossus including contents (2 pages), acknowledgements (2 pages), and a list of where and when poems were previously published (2 pages). Typescripts have handwritten annotations and underlining by Sylvia Plath.

Galley proofs for The Colossus (book)
ca.probably 1962
32 pages
Box 8: folder 51

Galley proofs for Sylvia Plath's book The Colossus including handwritten corrections to "A Winter Ship" and "Man in Black."

Photocopies of page proofs for The Colossus (book)
ca.circa 1962

Box 8: folder 51

Photocopies of page proofs for Sylvia Plath's book The Colossus with printer's annotations (possibly containing galley numbers).

Printed version of "The Companionable Ills"
1959 January 30

Box 8: folder 52

Printed version from The Spectator volume 202, page 163.

Photocopy of typescript of "The Companionable Ills"
ca.1959-1960

Box 8: folder 52
Scope and content:

Photocopy of a typescript of "The Companionable Ills" numbered 57, probably from Sylvia Plath's book The Colossus.

Location of originals:

Original with "Berck-Plage": Box 7, Folder 30, item 3.

Typescript of "Complaint"
probably 1950

Box 8: folder 53

Typescript of "Complaint" annotated by Alfred Young Fisher. This poem is not published in Collected Poems.

Holograph of "Contusion"
1963 February 4

Box 8: folder 54

Holograph of "Contusion" with Sylvia Plath's "Stings": item 10, page 1 on the back of the page.

Typescript of "Contusion"
1963 February 4
1 pages
Box 8: folder 54
Typescript carbon of "Contusion"
undated
1 pages
Box 8: folder 54
Printed version of "Contusion", "Edge", "The Fearful", and "Kindness"
1963 February 17

Box 8: folder 54
Scope and content:

Photocopy of the printed version from Observer. Also includes "Edge", "The Fearful", and "Kindness", and the paragraph "A Poet's Epitaph" by A. Alvarez.

Location of originals:

Original filed with "Edge."

Typescript of "Conversation Among the Ruins"
ca.between 1957 September and 1958 September

Box 8: folder 55
Holograph of "The Courage of Shutting-Up"
October 2, probably 1962
2 pages
Box 8: folder 56

Holograph of "The Courage of Shutting-Up", variant title "The Courage of Quietness." The back of the pages have Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar second draft, chapter 6, pages 3 and 4.

Typescript of "The Courage of Shutting-Up"
1962 October 2
2 pages
Box 8: folder 56

Revised typescript (originals and carbon) of "The Courage of Shutting-Up", variant title "The Courage of Quietness."

Typescript of "The Courage of Shutting-Up"
1962 October 2
2 pages
Box 8: folder 56

Revised typescript (originals and carbon) of "The Courage of Shutting-Up", variant title "The Courage of Quietness."

Typescript of "The Courage of Shutting-Up"
1962 October 2
2 pages
Box 8: folder 56

Revised typescript (originals and carbon) of "The Courage of Shutting-Up", variant title "The Courage of Quietness." The title on the carbon is changed to "The Courage of Shutting-Up."

Typescript of "The Courage of Shutting-Up"
undated
1 pages
Box 8: folder 56

Corrected typescript with title "The Courage of Quietness" changed to "The Courage of Shutting-Up."

Photocopy of the printed version of "The Courage of Shutting-Up", "The Babysitters", "Pheasant", "Apprehensions", "For a Fatherless Son", and "By Candlelight"
1971 March 6

Box 8: folder 56
Scope and content:

Photocopy of the printed version from The New Yorker pages 36-37.

Location of originals:

Original filed with: Writings. Poetry. The Babysitters: Box 6, Folder 20, item 3.

Holograph of "The Couriers"
1962 November 4
1 pagesWritten on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 8: folder 57
Typescript carbon of "The Couriers"
1962 November 4
1 pages
Box 8: folder 57
Revised typescript carbon of "The Couriers"
undated
1 pages
Box 8: folder 57
Typescript carbons of "The Couriers"
1962 November 4
2 pages
Box 8: folder 57
Photocopy of the printed version of "The Couriers", "The Bee Meeting", "Stings", "Cut", "Letter in November", "Mary's Song", and "Years"
1963 April

Box 8: folder 57
Scope and content:

Printed version from The London Magazine new series, volume 3, number 1, pages 30-21. The heading at the top of page 25 is "Seven Poems." Annotated by Aurelia Plath.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 1983.

Holograph of "Crossing the Water"
undated
1 pagesWritten on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 8: folder 58

Holograph of "Crossing the Water", variant titles "Rock Lake at Night", and "Night Country." The back of the page has Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar early draft, chapter 4, page 17.

Holograph of "Crossing the Water"
undated
1 pagesWritten on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 8: folder 58

Revised holograph of "Crossing the Water", variant title "Rock Lake at Night", numbered 2 at the top of the page in Sylvia Plath's hand. The back of the page has Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar early draft, chapter 4, page 16.

Typescript of "Crossing the Water"
undated
1 pagesTyped on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 8: folder 58

Typescript of "Crossing the Water" numbered 3 at the top of the page in Sylvia Plath's hand. The back of the page has Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar early draft, chapter 4, page 15. Also includes preliminary notes for "Among the Narcissi."

Typescript of "Crossing the Water"
1962 April 14
1 pagesTyped on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 8: folder 58

Revised typescript of "Crossing the Water", number 4 typed at the top of the page. The back of the page has Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar early draft, chapter 3, page 21.

Typescript carbon of "Crossing the Water"
1962 April 4
1 pages
Box 8: folder 58

Corrected typescript carbon of "Crossing the Water" with "Observer" written at the top of the page in Sylvia Plath's hand and boxed in red pencil.

Typescript carbon of "Crossing the Water"
undated
1 pages
Box 8: folder 58

Typescript carbon of "Crossing the Water", double-spaced and corrected.

Typeset proof of "Crossing the Water"
undated
1 pages
Box 8: folder 58
Printed version of "Crossing the Water"
1962 September 23

Box 8: folder 58

Printed version from Observer September 23, 1962, page 25.

Typescript of "Crystal Gazer"
ca.between 1955 September and 1956 December

Box 8: folder 59
Holograph of "Cut"
1962 October 24
2 pagesWritten on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 8: folder 60

Holograph of "Cut." The back of page 1 has Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar second draft, chapter 1, page 2 and the back of page 2 of the poem has chapter 2, page 10 of the same.

Typescript of "Cut"
undated
1 pagesTyped on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 8: folder 60

Revised typescript of "Cut." The back of the page has Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar second draft, chapter 1, page 14.

Typescript of "Cut"
undated
3 pages
Box 8: folder 60

Revised typescript (originals and carbons) of "Cut."

Typescript of "Cut"
1962 October 24
3 pages
Box 8: folder 60

Revised typescript (originals and carbons) of "Cut."

Photocopy of the printed version of "Cut", "The Bee Meeting", "Stings", "Letter in November", "The Couriers", "Mary's Song", and "Years"
1963 April

Box 8: folder 60
Scope and content:

Photocopy of printed version from The London Magazine new series, volume 3, number 1, pages 28-29. The head of page 25 is "Seven Poems." Contains annotations by Aurelia Plath.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Holograph of "Daddy"
undated
3 pagesWritten on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 8: folder 61

Holograph of "Daddy" with pages 4-6 of Ted Hughes' "The Calm" on the back of the pages.

Typescript of "Daddy"
undated
2 pagesTyped on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 8: folder 61

Revised typescript of "Daddy." The back of page 1 has page 3 of Ted Hughes' "The Calm." The back of page 2 has page 9 of Ted Hughes' "Review of Arnold Wesker."

Typescript of "Daddy"
1962 October 12
2 pagesTyped on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 8: folder 61

Revised typescript of "Daddy" with a calculation of the number of lines written at the top of the page in Sylvia Plath's hand. The back of the pages have pages 7 and 8 of Ted Hughes' "Review of Arnold Wesker."

Page two of a typescript of "Daddy"
undated
1 pages
Box 8: folder 61

Page 2 (middle six stanzas) of a revised typescript of "Daddy", double-spaced.

Corrected typescript of "Daddy"
1962 October 12
6 pages
Box 8: folder 61

Original and carbon corrected typescript of "Daddy."

Typescript of "Daddy"
undated
3 pages
Box 8: folder 61

Typescript carbons of "Daddy" double-spaced.

Photocopy of galley proofs for printed version of "Daddy", "Death & Co.", "The Swarm", "The Other", "Lady Lazarus", "Little Fugue", "Childless Woman", "The Jailor", "Thalidomide", and "Getting There"
1963 October 21

Box 8: folder 61
Scope and content:

Photocopy of galley proof from Encounter published as "Ten Poems."

Location of originals:

Original filed with "The Jailor" (Box 10, Folder 127, item 11).

Printed version of "Daddy"
1963 October

Box 8: folder 61

Printed version from Encounter volume XXI, number 4, page 52.

Photocopy of printed version of "Daddy" and nine other poems by Sylvia Plath
1963 October

Box 8: folder 61
Scope and content:

Photocopy of printed version of "Daddy" from The Review (Oxford, England) number 9. Photocopy includes the cover and pages 4-19. The cover has the title "Sylvia Plath: The Last Poems" and pages include nine other poems by Plath in addition to "Daddy."

Location of originals:

Source: Interlibrary Loan, Lawrence University Library, Appleton, WI, Jan 2009.

Printed version of "Daddy"
1964

Box 8: folder 61
Scope and content:

Printed version from New Poetry 1964: Critical Quarterly Poetry Supplement number 5, pages 2-4.

Provenance:

Gift of Ann Safford Mandel, Smith College class of 1953, 10/21/1977.

Typescript of "Danse Macabre"
1955 February 10

Box 8: folder 62

Typescript with annotations by Alfred Young Fisher. "For Alfred Young Fisher February 10, 1955" is typed on the reverse.

Photocopy of a printed version of "Danse Macabre" and the short story "Superman and Paula Brown's New Snowsuit"
1955 Spring

Box 8: folder 62
Scope and content:

Photocopy of the printed version of the poem "Danse Macabre" and short story "Superman and Paula Brown's New Snowsuit" from Smith Review page 12. Cover includes annotations by Aurelia Plath and has "Sylvia Plath Lawrence" [House] written it Sylvia Plath's hand.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Location of originals:

Original with: Writings. Short Stories. "Superman and Paula Brown's New Snowsuit."

Printed version of "Danse Macabre"
1967 May

Box 8: folder 62
Scope and content:

Printed version in The Harvard Advocate volume CI, number 1, page 2. One of seven "early poems" by Sylvia Plath, as well as two articles about her poetry by Elizabeth Aldrich and Stuart A. Davis. Annotation by Aurelia Plath.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Typescript of "Dark Wood, Dark Water"
ca.probably 1959 November

Box 8: folder 63

Typescript annotated and edited by Sylvia Plath. The first stanza is crossed out and a new stanza is written in the margin. "CS Monitor - revised version" is written at the top in Sylvia Plath's hand.

Typescript of "Dark Wood, Dark Water"
undated

Box 8: folder 63

Typescript carbon numbered 27 by Sylvia Plath and revised in an unidentified hand.

Photocopy of the printed version of "Dark Wood, Dark Water"
1959 December 17

Box 8: folder 63

Photocopy of the printed version from The Christian Science Monitor.

Holograph of "Death & Co."
undated
2 pagesWritten on pink Smith College memorandum paper, page 2 numbered in Sylvia Plath's hand.
Box 8: folder 64
Typescript of "Death & Co."
undated
1 pagesTyped on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 8: folder 64

Revised typescript numbered 3 in Sylvia Plath's hand.

Typescript of "Death & Co."
1962 November 12
1 pages
Box 8: folder 64
Scope and content:

Revised typescript numbered 4 in Sylvia Plath's hand.

Physical characteristics:

Typed on pink Smith College memorandum paper.

Photocopies of typescripts of "Death & Co."
undated
4 pages
Box 8: folder 64

Photocopies of original and carbon typescripts of "Death & Co." on the backs of individual poems. Page 1 is on verso of "Totem": item 2, page 1. Page 2 is on the verso of "The Munich Mannequins": item 2, page 1. Page 3 is on the verso of "Child": item 2, page 1. Page 4 is on the verso of "Paralytic": item 2, page 2.

Typescript of page one of "Death & Co." and photocopies of pages two and three
1962 November 12
3 pages
Box 8: folder 64

Original typescript of page 1 and photocopies of typescripts of pages 2 and 3 of "Death & Co." Page 2 is on the verso of "The Munich Mannequins": item 1, page 2. Page 3 is on the verso of "Mystic": item 1, page 2.

Typescript and photocopies of typescripts of "Death & Co."
undated
3 pages
Box 8: folder 64
Scope and content:

Original and carbon typescripts of "Death & Co." revised. Two pages are originals and one page is a photocopy.

Location of originals:

Original of carbon 2 filed with item 10 in the "Death & Co." folder.

Typescript and photocopies of typescripts of "Death & Co."
1962 November 14
3 pages
Box 8: folder 64

Original and carbon typescripts of "Death & Co." revised. Page 1 is on the back of "Mystic": item 1, page 1. Page 3 is on the back of "Paralytic": item 2, page 3. One page is original and two pages are photocopies.

Holograph and typescript of "Death & Co."
undated
2 pagesTyped and written on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 8: folder 64

Holograph and typescript of the last three stanzas of "Death & Co." revised.

Photocopy of typescript of "Death & Co."
undated
2 pages
Box 8: folder 64

Photocopy of a typescript original and carbon of "Death & Co." The typescript is double-spaced and corrected. Page 1 is on the back of "Paralytic": item 3, page 1. Page 2 is on the back of "Gigolo": item 2, page 1.

Typescript of "Death & Co."
1962 November 14
1 pages
Box 8: folder 64

Typescript of "Death & Co." The back of the page is the corrected carbon typescript of the undated typescript of item 6 in this folder.

Typescript of "Death & Co."
1962 November 14
3 pagesTypescript original and carbons.
Box 8: folder 64
Photocopy of galley proof of "Death & Co.", "Getting There", "The Swarm", "The Other", "Lady Lazarus", "Little Fugue", "Childless Woman", "The Jailor", "Thalidomide", and "Daddy"
1963 October 21

Box 8: folder 64
Scope and content:

Photocopy of galley proof for Encounter (21 Oct. 1963) published as "Ten Poems."

Location of originals:

Original filed with "The Jailor" (Box 10, Folder 127, item 11).

Printed version of "Death & Co." and nine other poems by Sylvia Plath
1963 October

Box 8: folder 64
Scope and content:

Printed version in Encounter volume XXI, number 4, page 45. Includes ten poems by Sylvia Plath and a note by Ted Hughes about the poems. Annotations are by Aurelia Plath.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Photocopy of printed version of "Denouement" and "Admonition"
1954 Spring

Box 8: folder 64.1
Scope and content:

Photocopy of printed version in Smith Review page 23, 1954 Spring. "Sylvia Plath" is written on the cover in her own hand in addition to annotations by Aurelia Plath.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Location of originals:

Original filed with "Warning."

Printed version of "Departure"
1959 March 7

Box 8: folder 65

Two copies of printed version from The Nation volume 188, page 212.

Typescript of "Desert Song"
1955 April 21

Box 8: folder 66

Typescript with annotations by Alfred Young Fisher. "Sylvia Plath April 21, 1955, For Mr. Fisher" is typed on the back of the page in addition to Sylvia Plath's handwritten annotation: "[Springfield, MA?] Union page 30 Friday April 29".

Holograph of "The Detective"
1962 October 1
2 pagesWritten on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 8: folder 67

Holograph of "The Detective", variant title "The Mill Stones", numbered 1 and 2 by Sylvia Plath. The back of page 1 is Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar second draft, chapter 5, page 12. The back of page 2 is chapter 5, page 3 of the same.

Typescript of "The Detective"
1962 October 1
1 pagesTyped on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 8: folder 67

Revised typescript of "The Detective" with Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar second draft, chapter 5, page 4 on the back of the page.

Typescript of "The Detective"
1962 October 1
2 pages
Box 8: folder 67

Revised typescript (original and carbon) of "The Detective."

Typescript of "The Detective"
1962 October 1
2 pages
Box 8: folder 67

Typescript (original and carbon) of "The Detective."

Typescript of "The Detective"
undated
1 pages
Box 8: folder 67
Typescript of "Dialogue Between Ghost and Priest"
ca.not before 1953 April

Box 8: folder 68

Typescript corrected and revised by Sylvia Plath.

Typescript carbon of "Dialogue en Route"
ca.between 1955 September and 1956 December

Box 8: folder 69
Printed version of "Dialogue en Route"
1955 January

Box 8: folder 69
Scope and content:

Printed version in Smith Review: Exam Blues Issue 1955 January, pages 12-12. The cover and contents page are annotated by Aurelia Plath.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Photocopy of printed version of "Dialogue en Route"
1967 May

Box 8: folder 69
Scope and content:

Photocopy of a printed version of "Dialogue en Route" from The Harvard Advocate volume CI, number 1, page 3. One of seven "early poems" by Sylvia Plath, as well as two articles about her poetry by Elizabeth Aldrich and Stuart A. Davis. Annotations are by Aurelia Plath.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Typescript of "Dirge in Three Parts"
undated

Box 8: folder 70

Typescript carbon of "Dirge in Three Parts." This poem is not printed in Collected Poems

Typescript of "The Dispossessed"
between 1957 September and 1958 September

Box 8: folder 71
Typeset proof of "The Disquieting Muses"
1958 or 1959
2 pages
Box 8: folder 72

Typeset proof with editor's corrections. The second page is headed "Guinness Book of Poetry--Book III--26". "The Disquieting Muses" was published in the Guinness Book of Poetry 1958-1959.

Photocopy of typescript of "The Disquieting Muses"


Box 8: folder 72

Photocopy of a typescript of "The Disquieting Muses" numbered 50-52, probably from the book The Colossus [1959-1960]. The back of the page has "Berck-Plage": item 3, 1962 June 30.

Photocopy of printed version of "The Disquieting Muses", "Snakecharmer", and "Lorelei"
1959 March

Box 8: folder 72
Scope and content:

Photocopy of printed version from The London Magazine volume 6, pages 33-36. Annotations are by Sylvia Plath.

Location of originals:

Original filed with "Snakecharmer."

Typescript of "Doomsday"
ca.probably 1956-1957

Box 8: folder 73

Typescript carbon of "Doomsday." The page is numbered 59, probably from the book "Two Lovers and a Beachcomber."

Photocopy of a printed version of "Doomsday", "Eva Descending the Stair" and "Mad Girl's Love Song"
1953 Spring

Box 8: folder 73
Scope and content:

Photocopy of printed version in Smith Review with heading "Two Villanelles", page 22. "Sylvia Plath" is written in her own hand on the front cover. The cover is also annotated by Aurelia Plath.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Printed version of "Doomsday"
1954 May

Box 8: folder 73
Scope and content:

Printed version of "Doomsday" in Harper's volume 208, page 29. Sylvia Plath's signature in on the front cover along with manuscript annotations by Aurelia Plath.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Photocopy of a printed version of "Doomsday"
1967 May

Box 8: folder 73
Scope and content:

Photocopy of printed version of "Doomsday" from The Harvard Advocate volume CI, number 1, page 2. One of seven "early poems" by Sylvia Plath as well as two articles about her poetry by Elizabeth Aldrich and Stuart A. Davis. Annotations are by Aurelia Plath.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Typescript of "The Dream"
probably 1955

Box 8: folder 74

Typescript of "The Dream" annotated by Alfred Young Fisher.

Typescript of "The Dream"
ca.between 1957 December and 1958 December

Box 8: folder 74
Typescript of "Dream with Clam-diggers"
ca.between 1955 September and 1956 December

Box 8: folder 75

Typescript carbon of "Dream with Clam-diggers" with annotations by Sylvia Plath. "Sold - Poetry - Oct. 1956" is annotated at the top of the page in Sylvia Plath's hand.

Typescript of "Dream with Clam-diggers"


Box 8: folder 75

Typescript carbon of "Dream with Clam-diggers." The page is numbered 48, probably from the book "Two Lovers and a Beachcomber", [1956-1957].

Photocopy of printed version of "Dream with Clam-diggers"
1957 Janurary

Box 8: folder 75

Photocopy of printed version from Poetry volume 88, page 232.

Holograph of "Eavesdropper"
1962 October 13
5 pagesWritten on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 8: folder 76

Holograph of "Eavesdropper" numbered 1-5 by Sylvia Plath. Eight lines of unidentified typescript are upside down at the bottom of page 2. The backs of pages 1-5 have Ted Hughes. Review of Arnold Wesker, pages 2-6.

Incomplete typescript of "Eavesdropper"
undated
1 pagesTyped on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 8: folder 76

Typescript of part of the first stanza of "Eavesdropper." The page is annotated at the top in Sylvia Plath's hand,"The Nation." The back of the page is Ted Hughes. Review of Arnold Wesker, page [1].

Typescript of "Eavesdropper"
1962 October 13
2 pagesTyped on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 8: folder 76

Revised typescript of "Eavesdropper" with the number of lines written and circled at the top of page 1 in Sylvia Plath's hand. The back of page 1 has page 1 of Ted Hughes' play "The Calm." The back of page 2 has an unpaged page of the same play.

Typescript of the first three stanzas of "Eavesdropper"
undated
1 pagesTyped on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 8: folder 76

Revised typescript of the first three stanzas of "Eavesdropper", one stanza is crossed out. The back of the page has an unpaged page from Ted Hughes' play "The Calm."

Typescript of "Eavesdropper"
1962 October 15
2 pagesTyped on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 8: folder 76

Revised typescript of "Eavesdropper" with the number of lines written and circled at the top of the page in Sylvia Plath's hand. The backs of pages 1 and 2 have unpaged pages from Ted Hughes' play "The Calm."

Typescript of "Eavesdropper"
1962 October 15
2 pagesTyped on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 8: folder 76

Corrected typescript with two unpaged pages from Ted Hughes' play "The Calm" on the reverse.

Typescript of "Eavesdropper"
1962 October 15-December 31
4 pages
Box 8: folder 76

Revised typescript (originals and carbons) of "Eavesdropper."

Holograph of "Edge"
1963 February 05
1 pages
Box 8: folder 77

Holograph of "Edge", variant titles: "Nuns in Snow" and "The Edge." The back of the page has Sylvia Plath's "Wintering": item 5, page 1.

Typescript of "Edge"
1963 February 5
2 pages
Box 8: folder 77

Original and carbon typescript.

Printed version of "Edge", "The Fearful", "Kindness", and "Contusion", photocopy and original
1963 February 17

Box 8: folder 77
Scope and content:

Printed version of "Edge" from Observer. Printed version also includes the paragraph "A Poet's Epitaph." Photocopy is annotated.

Provenance:

Original from Ann Davidow Goodman '54, Sep 14, 1983

Provenance:

Annotated photocopy from Aurelia Plath, Dec 3, 1983.

Typescript of "Electra on Azalea Path"


Box 9: folder 78

Typescript of "Electra on Azalea Path", pages numbered 58 and 59 (probably from the book "The Bull of Bendylaw" [1958-1959]). "(Hudson Review)" is typed at the top of page 58.

Photocopy of the printed version of "Electra on Azalea Path", "Ouija", "Suicide Off Egg Rock", and "Moonrise"
1960 Autumn

Box 9: folder 78
Scope and content:

Photocopy of printed version from Hudson Review volume 13, pages 413-16.

Location of originals:

Original filed with "Ouija": Box 12, Folder 190, item

Typescript of "Elegy"
ca.between 1952 and 1955

Box 9: folder 79

Typescript of "Elegy" with annotations in pencil, possible by Alfred Young Fisher.

Typescript of "Elegy"
ca.between 1955 September and 1956 December

Box 9: folder 79

Typescript of "Elegy." Not printed in Collected Poems

Printed version of "Ella Mason and her Eleven Cats"
1956 November 10

Box 9: folder 80

Printed version from Granta 1956 November 10, page 25.

Typescript of "Ella Mason and her Eleven Cats"


Box 9: folder 80

Typescript (carbon) of "Ella Mason and her Eleven Cats." The pages are numbered 10 and 11, probably from the book "Two Lovers and a Beachcomber" [1956-1957].

Typescript of "Ella Mason and her Eleven Cats"


Box 9: folder 80
Scope and content:

Typescript of "Ella Mason and her Eleven Cats." The pages are numbered 62 and 63, probably from the book "The Bull of Bendylaw" [1958-1959]. "Plath" and "(Poetry: Chicago)" are typed at the top of page 62. With photocopy of verso of "Berck-Plage"(Box 7, Folder 30, item 4) for a typed copy of the first page of this item.

Location of originals:

Original of the first page is with "Berck-Plage"(Box 7, Folder 30, item 4)

Photocopy of printed version of "Ella Mason and her Eleven Cats"
1957 July

Box 9: folder 80

Photocopy of printed version from Poetry volume 90, pages 233-234.

Holograph of "Elm"
undated
2 pagesWritten on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 9: folder 81

Holograph of "Elm", variant titles "Wind in the Great Elm", and "A Sea at the Door." The pages are numbered 1a and 2a. The backs of the pages have Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar early draft, chapter 4, pages 12 and 11.

Typescript of "Elm"
undated
1 pagesTyped on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 9: folder 81

Revised typescript of "Elm", page numbered 3a. The back of the page has Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar early draft, chapter 4, page 10.

Typescript of "Elm"
undated
1 pagesTyped on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 9: folder 81

Revised typescript of "Elm", page numbered 4a. The back of the page has Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar early draft, chapter 4, page 5.

Holograph of "Elm"
April 12, probably 1962
2 pagesWritten on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 9: folder 81

Revised holograph of "Elm" with pages numbered 1b and 2b. The back of page 1b has Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar early draft, chapter 3, page 14. The back of page 2b has Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar early draft, chapter 3, page 17.

Typescript of "Elm"
undated
1 pagesTyped on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 9: folder 81

Revised typescript of "Elm" numbered 3b. The back of the page has Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar early draft, chapter 3, page 18.

Typescript of "Elm"
1962 April 12
1 pagesTyped on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 9: folder 81

Revised typescript of "Elm" numbered 4b. The back of the page has Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar early draft, chapter 3, page 16.

Holograph of "Elm"
undated
1 pagesWritten on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 9: folder 81

Revised holograph of "Elm" numbered 5. The back of the page has Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar early draft, chapter 3, page 13.

Typescript and holograph of "Elm"
undated
4 pagesWritten and typed on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 9: folder 81

Revised typescript and holograph of "Elm" numbered 6-9. Page 7 includes notes written about Three Women. Part of a poem titled "Catching Nothing But an Old Stocking in Winthrop Bay" is written at the top of page 8. Part of a poem titled "Pheasant in the New Year" is written at the top of page 9, numbered 2. The backs of the pages are from Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar early draft. Page 6 is chapter 3, page 11; page 7 is chapter 4, page 9; page 8 is chapter 4, page 8; and page 9 is chapter 4, page 1.

Typescript of "Elm"
undated
1 pagesTyped on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 9: folder 81

Revised typescript of "Elm" numbered 10. The back of the page has Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar early draft, chapter 3, page 10.

Typescript and holograph of "Elm"
undated
3 pagesWritten and typed on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 9: folder 81

Revised typescript and holograph of "Elm" numbered 11-13. The backs of the pages have parts of Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar early draft. Page 11 has chapter 3, page 9; page 12 has chapter 3, page 8; and page 13 has chapter 3, page 6.

Typescript of "Elm"
undated
1 pagesTyped on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 9: folder 81

Revised typescript of "Elm" numbered 14. The back of the page has Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar early draft, chapter 3, page 7.

Typescript of "Elm"
undated
1 pagesTyped on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 9: folder 81

Revised typescript of "Elm" numbered 15. The back of the page has a page from Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar early draft.

Typescript of "Elm" and photocopy of manuscript draft of "Pheasant"
1962 April 19 1962 April 7
2 pages"Elm" typescript is typed on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 9: folder 81
Scope and content:

Revised typescript of "Elm" dated 1962 April 19 and numbered 16. The back of the page is chapter 3, page 16 of Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar early draft. Also included in this folder is a photocopy of a manuscript draft of the last three lines of "Elm" at the bottom of "The Pheasant", dated 1962 April 7. The back of that page is chapter 4, page 2 of an early draft of The Bell Jar early draft.

Location of originals:

Original of manuscript draft: Box 12, Folder 195, item 4.

Typescript of "Elm"
1962 April 19
1 pagesTyped on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 9: folder 81

Corrected typescript of "Elm." The back of the page has a page from Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar early draft, chapter 3, page 15.

Typescript of "Elm"
1962 September 25
1 pages
Box 9: folder 81

Corrected typescript of "Elm" with printer's annotations for The New Yorker and stamped at the top with the publication date 1963 Aug 3. Poem is retitled "The Elm Speaks." Also includes a photocopy of the printed version from The New Yorker volume 39, 1963 August 3.

Typescript of "Ennui"
ca.1952-1955

Box 9: folder 82
Typescript of "Epitaph for Fire and Flower"
ca.between 1955 September and 1956 December

Box 9: folder 83

Typescript carbon of "Epitaph for Fire and Flower" annotated in Sylvia Plath's hand including the note "Sold: Poetry: Oct. 1956" at the top of the page.

Typescript of "Epitaph for Fire and Flower"
ca.1956-1957

Box 9: folder 83

Typescript carbon of "Epitaph for Fire and Flower" annotated by Sylvia Plath. The pages are numbered 27 and 28, probably from the book "Two Lovers and a Beachcomber."

Printed version of "Epitaph for Fire and Flower"
Winter 1956-57

Box 9: folder 83

Printed version from Chequer number 11, page 3.

Photocopy of printed version of "Epitaph for Fire and Flower"
1957January

Box 9: folder 83
Scope and content:

Photocopy of the printed version from Poetry volume 88, pages 236-7.

Location of originals:

Original filed with "Wreath for a Bridal."

Typescript of "Epitaph in Three Parts"
ca.probably 1955

Box 9: folder 84

Typescript of "Epitaph in Three Parts" annotated by Alfred Young Fisher.

Printed version of "Epitaph in Three Parts"
1956 winter

Box 9: folder 84

Printed version of "Epitaph in Three Parts" in Chequer number 9, page 2. Plath's name is written on the cover; some annotations by Aurelia Plath.

Typescript of "Eve Describes her Birthday Party"
ca.between 1952 and 1955

Box 9: folder 85

Typescript of "Eve Describes her Birthday Party" with revisions by Sylvia Plath including an autograph revision of one word. Not printed in Collected Poems.

Holograph of "Event"
undated
1 pagesWritten on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 9: folder 86

Holograph of "Event" numbered 1, variant title "Quarrel." The back of the page has Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar second draft, chapter 16, page 12.

Typescript of "Event"
undated
1 pagesTyped on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 9: folder 86

Revised typescript of "Event" numbered 2, variant title "Quarrel." The back of the page has Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar second draft, chapter 16, page 11.

Typescript of "Event"
undated
1 pagesTyped on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 9: folder 86

Revised typescript of "Event" numbered 3, variant title "Quarrel." The back of the page has Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar second draft, chapter 16, page 9.

Typescript of "Event"
1962 May 21
1 pagesTyped on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 9: folder 86

Revised typescript of "Event" numbered 4, variant title "Quarrel." The back of the page has Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar second draft, chapter 16, page 10.

Typescript of "Event"
1962 May 21
1 pages
Box 9: folder 86

Corrected typescript carbon of "Event" with "Observer" written at the top of the page in Sylvia Plath's hand.

Typescript of "Event"
undated
1 pages
Box 9: folder 86
Photocopy of galley proof of "Event" and "The Rabbit Catcher"
undated

Box 9: folder 86
Scope and content:

Photocopy of galley proof from the Observer.

Location of originals:

Original filed with "The Rabbit Catcher": Box 12, Folder 208, item 5.

Printed version of "Event"
1962 December 16
1 pages
Box 9: folder 86

Printed version of "Event" from Observer page 21. Publication and date written at the bottom in Sylvia Plath's hand.

Typescript of "The Everlasting Monday"
undated

Box 9: folder 87

Typescript of "The Everlasting Monday" with "Sylvia Plath" typed at the top of the page.

Photocopies of printed version of "Evolution"
1950 December 3
3 Sheets
Box 9: folder 88
Scope and content:

Photocopies of the magazine cover, table of contents, and poem from Experiment. The table of contents also lists a poem by Edward Cohen, who was one of Plath's boyfriends.

Provenance:

Gift of Martin G. Pomper (whose father, David, was editor-in-chief of the magazine), 1998 Dec 2.

Printed version of "The Eye-Mote"
1960 May

Box 9: folder 89

Two copies of the printed version from Chelsea.

Photocopy of printed version of "The Eye-Mote"
1957 May

Box 9: folder 89
Scope and content:

Photocopy of the printed version from The Harvard Advocate volume CI, number 1, page 4. The poem is printed with an article (pages 4-7) by Elizabeth Aldrich: " 'The Eye-Mote': An Analysis."

Location of originals:

Original item: Box 8, Folder 62, item 2.

Typescript carbon of "Fable of the Rhododendron Stealers"
not before 1958 June 11.

Box 9: folder 90
Typescript carbon of "Face Lift"
1961 February 15

Box 9: folder 91

Typescript of "Face Lift" annotated by Sylvia Plath. "Poetry (Chicago)" is annotated at the top in Sylvia Plath's hand.

Typescript carbon of "Fall Guy"
ca.between 1955 September and 1956 December

Box 9: folder 92

This poem not published in Collected Poems.

Typescript carbon of "Family Reunion"
1951

Box 9: folder 93

Revised typescript of "Family Reunion", date provided by Aurelia Plath.

Photocopy of typescript of "The Farewell" and letter to Hans Joachim Neupert
1949 October 10

Box 9: folder 93.1

Photocopy of typescript of "The Farewell" headed "Sylvia Plath Age 16, Wellesley, Mass." Poem is enclosed with a letter to Hans Joachim Neupert, 1949 Oct 10, in which she discusses this and other enclosed poems ("The Stranger," "Gone is the River," "White Phlox," and "City Streets.")

Typescript of "Faun"


Box 9: folder 94

Typescript (carbon) of "Faun", variant title "Metamorphosis." Poem is annotated by Sylvia Plath and numbered 30, probably from the book "Two Lovers and a Beachcomber" [1956-1957].

Photocopy of printed version of "Faun"
1957 January

Box 9: folder 94
Scope and content:

Photocopy of printed version of "Faun", variant title "Metamorphosis", from Poetry volume, 88, page 234.

Location of originals:

Original filed with "Wreath for a Bridal."

Holograph of "The Fearful"
1962 November 16
2 pagesWritten on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 9: folder 95
Typescript of "The Fearful"
1962 November 16
1 pages
Box 9: folder 95

Revised typescript of "The Fearful." The back of the page has the poem "Years": item 4, page 1.

Typescript of "The Fearful"
1962 November 16
2 pages
Box 9: folder 95

Revised typescript (carbon and original) of "The Fearful."

Typescript and photocopy typescript of "The Fearful"
1962 November 16
3 pages
Box 9: folder 95

Revised typescript (carbon and original) of "The Fearful." The carbons are marked "a" and "b". Page one is a photocopy. The back of page 1 has a revised typescript of "Mary's Song" dated 1962 November 18.

Holograph of "The Fearful"
undated
1 pages
Box 9: folder 95

Revised holograph of "The Fearful", page marked "c". The back of the page has the last 7 stanzas of "Purdah."

Typescript of "The Fearful"
undated
1 pages
Box 9: folder 95

Revised typescript (carbon) of "The Fearful", page marked "d".

Typescript of "The Fearful"
1962 November 16
3 pages
Box 9: folder 95

Typescript (originals and carbons) of "The Fearful."

Photocopy of printed version of "The Fearful", "Edge", "Contusion", and "Kindness"
1963 February 17

Box 9: folder 95
Scope and content:

Photocopy of printed version from Observer 17 Feb. 1963, page 23. Includes the paragraph, "A Poet's Epitaph," by A. Alvarez.

Location of originals:

Original filed with "Edge."

Holograph of "Fever"
undated
1 pages
Box 9: folder 96

Holograph of "Fever", variant title "Fever in Winter", revised by Sylvia Plath and numbered 1. The back of the page has Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar third draft, page 196.

Holograph of "Fever"
undated
2 pages
Box 9: folder 96

Holograph of "Fever", variant title "Fever 103", revised by Sylvia Plath, pages numbered 2 and 3. The backs of the pages have Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar third draft, pages 186 and 279

Typescript of "Fever"
undated
1 pages
Box 9: folder 96

Typescript of "Fever", page numbered 3, with extensive autograph revisions by Sylvia Plath. The back of the page has Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar third draft, page 289.

Typescript of "Fever"
undated
3 pages
Box 9: folder 96

Typescript of "Fever", pages numbered 4-6, with extensive autograph revisions by Sylvia Plath. The backs of the pages have Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar third draft, pages 280, 271, and 270.

Typescript of "Fever"
undated
1 pages
Box 9: folder 96

Typescript of "Fever" with extensive autograph revisions by Sylvia Plath. The back of the page has Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar third draft, page 269.

Typescript of "Fever"
undated
1 pages
Box 9: folder 96

Typescript of "Fever" revised and annotated by Sylvia Plath and calculations in the right margin. Mentioned in footnote 188 (page 294) of The Collected Poems. The back of the page has Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar third draft, page 268.

Holograph of "Fever 103"
1962 October 20
3 pagesWritten on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 9: folder 97

Holograph of "Fever 103." The backs of the pages have Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar early draft, chapter 3, pages 13-15.

Typescript of "Fever 103"
1962 October 20
2 pagesWritten and typed on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 9: folder 97

Revised typescript of "Fever 103." The back of page 1 has Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar early draft, chapter 3, page 12. The back of page 2 is an undated holograph of Ted Hughes' play "The Calm", 1 page numbered 7.

Typescript of stanzas 9-18 of "Fever 103"
undated
2 pages
Box 9: folder 97

Revised double-spaced typescript (original and carbon) of stanzas 9-18 of "Fever 103."

Partial typescript of "Fever 103"
undated
3 pages
Box 9: folder 97

Revised typescript (original and carbons) of the last 7 stanzas of "Fever 103."

Typescript and photocopy of typescript of "Fever 103"
1962 October 20
5 pages
Box 9: folder 97

Revised typescript (original and carbons) of "Fever 103." The back of page 1 is a holograph of the poem "Totem", dated January 28, probably 1963. Page 1 is a photocopy only.

Typescript of "Fever 103"
undated
2 pages
Box 9: folder 97

Revised double-spaced typescript (original and carbon) of "Fever 103."

Photocopy of printed version of "Fever 103"
1963 August

Box 9: folder 97

Photocopy of printed version of "Fever 103" from Poetry 102, pages 292-298.

Photocopy of printed version of "Fever 103" and nine other poems by Sylvia Plath
1963 October

Box 9: folder 97
Scope and content:

Photocopy of printed version of "Fever 103" from The Review (Oxford, England), number 9, pages 4-19. Cover has title: "Sylvia Plath: The Last Poems." Printed version includes nine other poems by Sylvia Plath.

Location of originals:

Source: Interlibrary Loan, Lawrence University Library, Appleton, WI, Jan 2009.

Printed version of "Fiesta Melons"
1959 July 13

Box 9: folder 98

Printed version of "Fiesta Melons" from The Christian Science Monitor with photocopy of the entire page from the publication.

Typescript of "Finisterre"
1961 September 29
2 pages
Box 9: folder 98.1

Typescript (original and carbon) of "Finisterre" annotated by Sylvia Plath. The date and "Observer" are annotated in Sylvia Plath's hand on the carbon.

Typescript of "Finisterre"
undated
4 pages
Box 9: folder 98.1
Typeset proof of "Finisterre" and "The Rival"
undated

Box 9: folder 98.1

Typeset proof of "Finisterre" and "The Rival, annotated.

Printed version of "Finisterre"
1962 August 5

Box 9: folder 98.1

Printed version of "Finisterre" from The Observer 1962 August 5, page 14.

Typescript of "Fireside Reveries"
undated

Box 9: folder 99

Typescript of "Fireside Reveries" annotated by Aurelia Plath "Junior High" at the top of the page. This poem is not printed in Collected Poems, or listed in its index. The copy at Emory University's Ted Hughes Collection has "The Phillipian (February, 1947) pg. 7" typed at the top.

Holograph of "For a Fatherless Son"
1962 September 26
1 pagesWritten on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 9: folder 100

Holograph of "For a Fatherless Son", variant title "To a Deserted One." "For N.F.H." is written at the top of the page in Sylvia Plath's hand. The back of the page is Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar second draft, chapter 8, page 13.

Typescript of "For a Fatherless Son"
1962 September 26
1 pagesTyped on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 9: folder 100

Revised typescript of "For a Fatherless Son." The back of the page is Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar second draft, chapter 7, page 9.

Typescript (original and carbon) of "For a Fatherless Son"
1962 September 26
2 pages
Box 9: folder 100
Photocopy of printed version of "For a Fatherless Son"
Summer 1963

Box 9: folder 100

Photocopy of printed version from Critical Quarterly 5, page 115.

Photocopy of printed version of "For a Fatherless Son"
1971 March 6

Box 9: folder 100

Photocopy of printed version from The New Yorker 47, pages 36-37.

Photocopy of printed version of "For a Fatherless Son"
1971 August-September

Box 9: folder 100

Photocopy of printed version from London Magazine New Series II, pages 41-42.

Photocopy of typescript of "Frog Autumn"


Box 9: folder 101
Scope and content:

Photocopy of a typescript of "Frog Autumn" numbered 62, probably from the book The Colossus [1959-1960].

Location of originals:

Original is filed with "Berck-Plage" (Box 7, Folder 30, item 2).

Printed version of "Frog Autumn"
1959 January 24

Box 9: folder 101

Printed version of "Frog Autumn" from The Nation volume 188, page 74. Three copies, all annotated by Sylvia Plath.

Photocopy of a typescript of "Full Fathom Five"


Box 9: folder 102

Photocopy of a typescript of "Full Fathom Five" annotated by Sylvia Plath. The page is numbered 38, probably from the book The Colossus [1959-1960]. "(Audience) Plath" is typed at the top of the page, and "(London Mag)" is written in Sylvia Plath's hand. The back of the page has typescripts of drafts 1 and 2 of "Words heard, by accident, over the phone."

Photocopy of a typescript of the last 8 stanzas of "Full Fathom Five"


Box 9: folder 102
Scope and content:

Photocopy of a typescript of the last 8 stanzas of "Full Fathom Five" numbered 39, probably from the book The Colossus [1959-1960].

Location of originals:

Original filed with "The Other."

Photocopy of printed version of "Full Fathom Five"
1959

Box 9: folder 102

Photocopy of printed version from Audience volume 6, pages 34-35.

Photocopy of printed version of "Full Fathom Five" and "The Sleepers"
1960 June

Box 9: folder 102
Scope and content:

Photocopy of printed version from The London Magazine volume 7, number 6, pages 12-13. The poems are headed "Sylvia Plath Two Poems."

Provenance:

Gift of Ruth Mortimer Lancaster, Smith College class of 1953, 06/18/1982.

Holograph of "Getting There"
1962 November 3
2 pagesWritten on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 9: folder 103

Holograph of "Getting There." The backs of the pages have pages 1 and 2 of Sylvia Plath's revised, undated review of the children's books The Wonderful Button, Little Blue and Little Yellow, Punch and Judy Carry On, The Mellops Go Flying, Achilles the Donkey, and Horton Hatches an Egg.

Typescript of "Getting There"
1962 November 3
2 pagesTyped on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 9: folder 103

Typescript of "Getting There." The back of page 1 has Sylvia Plath's summary (revised and undated) of the following children's books: The Penguins of Penguin Town by Gaby Baldner, The Creation illustrated by Reinhard Herrman.

Typescript of "Getting There"
1962 November 3
2 pages
Box 9: folder 103

Corrected typescript (carbon) of "Getting There."

Typescript of "Getting There"
undated
2 pages
Box 9: folder 103

Revised typescript (carbon) of "Getting There."

Typescript of "Getting There"
undated
4 pages
Box 9: folder 103

Revised double-spaced typescript (original and carbons) of "Getting There."

Typescript of "Getting There"
1962 November 3-6
6 pages
Box 9: folder 103

Revised typescript (original and carbons) of "Getting There."

Photocopy of galley proof of "Getting There", "Death & Co.", "The Swarm", "The Other", "Lady Lazarus", "Little Fugue", "Childless Woman", "The Jailor", "Thalidomide", and "Daddy"
1963 October 21

Box 9: folder 103

Printed version from Encounter published as "Ten Poems."

Printed version of "Getting There"
1963 October

Box 9: folder 103

Printed version from Encounter volume XXI, number 3, pages 47-48.

Printed version of "The Ghost's Leavetaking"
1959 July-September

Box 9: folder 104

Two copies of a printed version from The Sewanee Review volume 67, pages 446-48, with published title "The Departure of the Ghost." The printed version is title "Two Poems by Sylvia Plath" and includes the poem "Point Shirley."

Holograph of "Gigolo"
1963 January 29
1 pages
Box 9: folder 105

Holograph of "Gigolo" with Sylvia Plath's "Berck-Plage": item 8, page 3 on the back.

Typescript of "Gigolo"
1963 January 29
1 pages
Box 9: folder 105

Revised typescript of "Gigolo" with Sylvia Plath's "Death & Co.": item 9, page 2 on the back.

Typescript (originals and carbons) of "Gigolo"
1963 January 29
3 pages
Box 9: folder 105
Typescript of "Gigolo"

1 pages
Box 9: folder 105

Carbon typescript of "Gigolo" corrected with printer's annotations for The New Yorker 1970 April 24.

Typescript of "Go Get the Goodly Squab"
undated

Box 9: folder 106

Typescript of "Go Get the Goodly Squab" annotated by Sylvia Plath. "Sold Harper's April 1953" is annotated at the top in Sylvia Plath's hand.

Typescript of "Go Get the Goodly Squab"


Box 9: folder 106

Typescript (carbon) of "Go Get the Goodly Squab" page numbered 31, probably from the book "Two lovers and a Beachcomber" [1956-1957].

Printed version of "Go Get the Goodly Squab"
1954 November

Box 9: folder 106
Scope and content:

Printed version from Harper's volume 209, number 1254, page 47. Signed "Sylvia Plath" on the first page and annotated by Aurelia Plath on the cover and contents page.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Typescript of "Goatsucker"
between 1959 January and June

Box 9: folder 107
Typescript of "Goatsucker"
between 1959 January and June

Box 9: folder 107

Typescript carbon of "Goatsucker", revised by Sylvia Plath.

Photocopies of a typescript of "Gone is the River" and letter to Hans Joachim Neupert
1949 October 10

Box 9: folder 107.1

Typescript carbon of "Goatsucker" headed "Syliva Plath Age 16 Wellesley, Mass." Enclosed with letter to Hans Joachim Neupert, 1949 Oct 10, in which she discusses this and other enclosed poems ("The Stranger," "The Farewell," "White Phlox," and "City Streets.")

Typescript of "The Goring"

1 pages
Box 9: folder 108

Typescript of "The Goring" numbered 57, probably from the book "The Bull of Bendylaw" [1958-1959]. "(Arts in Society)" is typed at the top of the page and "1956" is written at the bottom.

Photocopy of typescript of "The Great Carbuncle"
undated

Box 9: folder 109
Scope and content:

Photocopy of a typescript of "The Great Carbuncle" on the reverse of "Whiteness I Remember", item 1.

Location of originals:

Original typescript is on the reverse of "Whiteness I Remember" (item 1).

Typescript of "Green Rock, Winthrop Bay"

1 pages
Box 9: folder 110

Typescript of "Green Rock, Winthrop Bay" page numbered 8, probably from the book "The Bull of Bendylaw" [1958-1959].

Holograph of "Gulliver"
undated
1 pagesWritten on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 9: folder 111

Holograph of "Gulliver", variant title "Gulliver in Lilliput."

Typescript of "Gulliver"
1962 November 3
1 pages
Box 9: folder 111
Scope and content:

Corrected typescript of "Gulliver."

Physical characteristics:

Typed on pink Smith College memorandum paper.

Typescript of "Gulliver"
1962 November 3
1 pages
Box 9: folder 111

Corrected typescript carbon of "Gulliver."

Typescript of "Gulliver"
undated
2 pages
Box 9: folder 111

Revised double-spaced typescript (original and carbon) of "Gulliver."

Typescript of "Gulliver"
undated

Box 9: folder 111

Revised typescript carbon of "Gulliver."

Typescript of "Gulliver"
1962 November 3-6
3 pages
Box 9: folder 111

Revised typescript (original and carbons) of "Gulliver."

Typescript of "Gulliver"
ca.probably 1962 December-1963 February
1 pages
Box 9: folder 111
Typescript of "The Hanging Man"
1960 June 27

Box 10: folder 112
Typescript of "The Hanging Man"
between 1961 September and 1962 December

Box 10: folder 112
Printed version of "Hardcastle Crags"
1958 October 11

Box 10: folder 113

Two copies of the printed version of "Hardcastle Crags" from The New Yorker volume 34, page 40, published as "Night Walk." One copy is annotated by Sylvia Plath.

Printed version of "Hardcastle Crags"
1958 October 11

Box 10: folder 113
Scope and content:

Printed version of "Hardcastle Crags" from The New Yorker volume 34, page 40, published as "Night Walk." Annotations by Aurelia Plath on the cover.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Typescript of "Harlequin Love Song"
1955 January 20

Box 10: folder 114

Typescript of "Harlequin Love Song" edited and annotated by Sylvia Plath with additional annotations by Alfred Young Fisher. "Sylvia Plath January 20 1955 for Mr. Fisher" is typed on the reverse. Not printed in Collected Poems".

Typescript of "Harlequin Love Song"
between 1957 September and 1958 September

Box 10: folder 114

Typescript of "Harlequin Love Song" Not printed in Collected Poems".

Typescript of "Heavy Women"
1961 February 22

Box 10: folder 115

Typescript of "Heavy Women" with "Poetry Chicago" and the date annotated in Sylvia Plath's hand at the top of the page.

Typescript of excerpts of "Heavy Women" and "Stars over the Dordogne"
undated

Box 10: folder 115

Typescript carbon of excerpts from "Heavy Women" and "Stars over the Dordogne" with "POETRY, March issue, 1962" typed at the top of the page.

Printed version of "The Hermit at Outermost House"
1959 November 6

Box 10: folder 116

Printed version from Times Literary Supplement 1959 November 6, page xxix with annotations by Sylvia Plath. The index also lists "Two Views of a Cadaver Room."

Printed version of "The Hermit at Outermost House"
1959 Spring

Box 10: folder 116

Two copies of the printed version from Audience 1959 Spring, page 36. The back of the page has "Full Fathom Five" corrected by Sylvia Plath. Also included is a photocopy of the double-page spread from Audience.

Photocopy of a typescript of "The Hermit at Outermost House"


Box 10: folder 116

Photocopy of a typescript of "The Hermit at Outermost House" numbered 49, probably from the book The Colossus [1959-1960].

Printed email from Peter K. Steinberg with typed text of "Home Thoughts from London"


Box 10: folder 117

Printout of email with typed text of poem located by Peter K. Steinberg at Indiana University. Not printed in The Collected Poems.

Typescript of "I Am Vertical"
1961 March 28

Box 10: folder 118

Carbon typescript of "I Am Vertical" annotated by Sylvia Plath. "Critical Quarterly" and the date are annotated at the top in Sylvia Plath's hand.

Photocopy of a typeset proof of "I Am Vertical" and "Private Ground"
probably 1961
2 pages
Box 10: folder 118
Scope and content:

Photocopy of a typeset proof for publication in Critical Quarterly.

Location of originals:

Original: Box 12, Folder 202, item 2.

Photocopy of printed version of "I Am Vertical"
Summer 1961

Box 10: folder 118
Scope and content:

Photocopy of printed version in Critical Quarterly volume 3, number 2, pages 140-141.

Location of originals:

Original: Box 12, Folder 202, item 3.

Typescript of "Ice Age" (I)
probably 1955

Box 10: folder 119

Typescript of "Ice Age" annotated by Alfred Young Fisher.

Typescript of "Ice Age" (I)
between 1957 September and 1958 September

Box 10: folder 119

Typescript of "Ice Age" with "(I)" added to the title by Sylvia Plath. Not printed in The Collected Poems.

Typescript of "Ice Age" (II)
undated

Box 10: folder 120

Typescript carbon of "Ice Age" with "(II)" added to the title by Sylvia Plath. Not printed in The Collected Poems.

Holograph of "In a Mossy Woodland Vale"
undated

Box 10: folder 121
Scope and content:

Holograph of "In a Mossy Woodland Vale", title from first line. 5 stanzas, abcd rhyme scheme, another fragment of 4 stanzas at the top of the page. Not printed in The Collected Poems.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Typescript of "In Midas' Country"


Box 10: folder 122

Typescript of "In Midas' Country" with annotations by Sylvia Plath. The page is numbered 56, probably from the book "The Bull of Bendylaw" [1958-1959]. "(London Magazine)" is typed at the top of the page.

Typeset proof of "In Midas' Country"
probably 1959
2 pages
Box 10: folder 122

Typeset proof of "In Midas' Country" for publication in The London Magazine. Also includes "The Think People."

Printed version of "In Midas' Country"
1959 October

Box 10: folder 122

Two copies of the printed version of "In Midas' Country" and "The Thin People" from The London Magazine volume 6, number 10, page 11. One copy is annotated by Sylvia Plath at the top: "London Magazine: October 1959", with the front cover of magazine. The other copy (removed from Sylvia Plath's scrapbook) is a clipping of just "In Midas' Country."

Typescript of "In Plaster"
ca.1961 between March and August
2 pages
Box 10: folder 123

Typescript carbon of "In Plaster" annotated and corrected by Sylvia Plath with "London Mag" annotated at the top in Sylvia Plath's hand.

Photocopy of a typescript of "In Plaster"
undated
1 pages
Box 10: folder 123
Scope and content:

Photocopy of a typescript carbon of "In Plaster" lacking "next page."

Location of originals:

Original filed with "The Other"

Photocopy of printed version of "In Plaster"
1964

Box 10: folder 123
Scope and content:

Photocopy of printed version from New Poetry 1964: Critical Quarterly Poetry Supplement number 5, pages 4-5.

Location of originals:

Original with "Daddy": Box 8, Folder 61, item 10.

Typescript of "Insolent Storm Strikes at the Skull"
probably 1955

Box 10: folder 124

Typescript of "Insolent Storm Strikes at the Skull" corrected by Sylvia Plath and annotated by Alfred Young Fisher.

Typescript of "Insomniac"
1961

Box 10: folder 125

Typescript of "Insomniac" annotated by Sylvia Plath. "Cheltenham Festival Prize: 1961" typed at the top of the page.

Typescript of "Insomniac"
1961 May

Box 10: folder 125

Typescript carbon of "Insomniac" annotated by Sylvia Plath. "Cheltenham Festival: First Prize Guinness Book" annotated at the top in Sylvia Plath's hand.

Typescript of "Insomniac"
ca.between 1961 August and 1962 December

Box 10: folder 125

Revised of "Insomniac" revised by Sylvia Plath.

Printed version of "Insomniac"
1962 October 1-6

Box 10: folder 125

Printed version in Handbook of the Cheltenham Festival of Literature 1 October-6 October 1962, page 71 and 73. Page headed "The Guinness Poetry Award 1961, first prize winner."

Typescript of "Item: Stolen, One Suitcase"
probably 1955

Box 10: folder 126

Typescript of "Item: Stolen, One Suitcase." Not printed in The Collected Poems.

Holograph of "The Jailor"
undated
1 pagesWritten on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 10: folder 127

Holograph titled "The Jailer." The back of the page has page 20 of Ted Hughes' play "The Calm."

Holograph of "The Jailor"
undated
3 pagesWritten on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 10: folder 127

Revised holograph titled "The Jailer", numbered 2-4. The backs of the pages have pages 16, 18, and 19 of Ted Hughes' play "The Calm."

Typescript of "The Jailor"
1962 October 17
2 pagesTyped on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 10: folder 127

Revised typescript titled "The Jailer." The back of the pages have pages 15 and 17 of Ted Hughes' play "The Calm."

Typescript of "The Jailor"
1962 October 17
3 pages
Box 10: folder 127

Original and carbon of a revised typescript of "The Jailor."

Typescript of "The Jailor"
undated
4 pages
Box 10: folder 127

Original and carbons of a revised typescript of "The Jailor", double-spaced.

Typescript of "The Jailor"
1962 October 17
3 pages
Box 10: folder 127

Original and carbons of a revised typescript of "The Jailor."

Typescript of "The Jailor"
1962 October 17
2 pages
Box 10: folder 127

Original and carbons of a typescript of "The Jailor."

Typescript of "The Jailor"
1962 October 17
2 pages
Box 10: folder 127

Original and carbons of a corrected typescript of "The Jailor", titled "The Jailer."

Typescript of "The Jailor"
undated
2 pages
Box 10: folder 127

Typescript of "The Jailor" double-spaced and revised.

Typescript of "The Jailor"
undated
2 pages
Box 10: folder 127

Typescript carbon of "The Jailor" double-spaced.

Galley proof of "The Jailor" and nine other poems
1963 October 21
8 pages
Box 10: folder 127

Galley proof from Encounter, published as "Ten Poems." Poems included are "The Jailor", "Death & Co.", "The Swarm", "The Other", "Lady Lazarus", "Little Fugue", "Childless Woman", "Getting There", "Thalidomide", and "Daddy." Also includes typed note from the editors.

Photocopy of printed version of "The Jailor"
1963 October

Box 10: folder 127

Photocopy of printed version from Encounter volume XXI, number 4, page 51.

Holograph of "Kindness"
1963 February 1
1 pages
Box 10: folder 128

Holograph of "Kindness" with a typescript description and address of two mother's helpers on the back of the page.

Typescript of "Kindness"
1963 February 1
1 pages
Box 10: folder 128

Corrected typescript of "Kindness." The back of the page: TLS to Karl Miller of The New Statesman about Lord Byron's Wife and her new address, revised 1962 November 29.

Typescript of "Kindness"
1963 February 1
2 pages
Box 10: folder 128

Original and carbon of a typescript of "Kindness."

Photocopy of the printed version of "Kindness", "Edge", "Contusion", and "The Fearful"
1963 February 17

Box 10: folder 128
Scope and content:

Photocopy of printed version from Observer. Also includes the paragraph, "A Poet's Epitaph," by A. Alvarez.

Location of originals:

Original filed with "Edge."

Holograph of "Lady Lazarus"
undated
6 pagesWritten on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 10: folder 129

Holograph of "Lady Lazarus" numbered 1-6 by Sylvia Plath. The backs of the pages have Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar second draft, chapter 3, pages 2-6; chapter 2, page 7.

Incomplete typescript of "Lady Lazarus"
1962 October 23
2 pagesTyped on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 10: folder 129

Incomplete typescript of "Lady Lazarus" (last three stanzas missing). The backs of the pages have Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar second draft, chapter 2, pages 8-9.

Incomplete typescript of "Lady Lazarus"
undated
2 pagesTyped on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 10: folder 129

Incomplete typescript of "Lady Lazarus" (first thirteen stanzas missing). The backs of the pages have Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar second draft, chapter 2, pages 5-6.

Photocopy of an incomplete typescript of "Lady Lazarus"
undated
2 pages
Box 10: folder 129
Scope and content:

Photocopies of incomplete typescript of "Lady Lazarus" (last three stanzas missing). The back of page 1 has "The Munich Mannequins": item 1, page 1. The back of page 2 has "Totem": item 1, page 2.

Location of originals:

Originals are with "The Munich Mannequins" and "Totem."

Typescript of "Lady Lazarus"
1962 October 23
9 pages
Box 10: folder 129

Original and carbon typescript of "Lady Lazarus", revised.

Typescript of "Lady Lazarus"
undated
8 pages
Box 10: folder 129

Original and carbon typescript of "Lady Lazarus", double-spaced and revised.

Typescript of "Lady Lazarus"
1962 October 29
6 pages
Box 10: folder 129

Original and carbon typescript of "Lady Lazarus."

Photocopy of galley proof of "Lady Lazarus" and nine other poems
1963 October 21

Box 10: folder 129
Scope and content:

Photocopy of a galley proof for Encounter. Published as "Ten Poems." Poems includes are: "Lady Lazarus," "Death & Co.," "The Swarm," "The Other," "The Jailor," "Little Fugue," "Childless Woman," "Getting There," "Thalidomide," and "Daddy."

Location of originals:

Original filed with "The Jailor": Box 10, Folder 127, item 11.

Photocopy of printed version of "Lady Lazarus"
1963 October

Box 10: folder 129

Photocopy of printed version in Encounter volume XXI, number 4, page 49.

Photocopy of printed version of "Lady Lazarus"
1963 October

Box 10: folder 129
Scope and content:

Photocopy of printed version in The Review (Oxford, England), number 9, cover and pages 4-19. Cover has title "Sylvia Plath: The Last Poems." Includes nine other poems by Sylvia Plath.

Location of originals:

Source: Interlibrary Loan, Lawrence University Library, Appleton, WI, Jan 2009.

Photocopy of printed version of "Lady Lazarus"
1965

Box 10: folder 129
Scope and content:

Photocopy of printed version in American Poetry 1965, Critical Quarterly Poetry supplement number 6, pages 3-5. Also includes, "The Bee Meeting."

Location of originals:

Original filed with "The Bee Meeting": Box 7, Folder 26, item 6

Alternative formats available:

Additional copy in the Mortimer Rare Book Collection: 825 P696cq suppl. 6

Typescript of "Lament"
probably 1955

Box 10: folder 130

Typescript of "Lament" with variant title "Dirge" and annotated by Alfred Young Fisher.

Typescript of "Lament"
undated

Box 10: folder 130

Typescript of "Lament" with variant title "Lament (a villanelle)." "Sold: New Orleans Poetry Journal, July 1955" is annotated in Sylvia Plath's hand.

Carbon typescript of "Lament"
ca.not before 1956 June 16

Box 10: folder 130
Printed version of "Lament"
1955 October

Box 10: folder 130
Scope and content:

Printed version from The New Orleans Poetry Journal volume 1, number 4, page 19. Sylvia Plath's signature is on the cove along with "page 19" in Aurelia Plath's hand.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, likely 12/03/1983.

Typescript of "Landowners"

1 pages
Box 10: folder 131

Typescript of "Landowners" numbered 7, probably from the book "The Bull of Bendylaw" [1958-1959].

Typescript of "Last Words"
undated

Box 10: folder 132
Typescript of "Last Words"
1961 October 21

Box 10: folder 132

Carbon typescript of "Last Words" annotated by Sylvia Plath.

Typescript of "Leaving Early"
1960 September 25

Box 10: folder 133

Corrected typescript of "Leaving Early" annotated by Sylvia Plath. "BBC, London Magazine, Harper's" is annotated at the top in Sylvia Plath's hand.

Photocopy of printed version of "Leaving Early" , "Zoo Keeper's Wife", "You're", "Small Hours", "Parliament Hill Fields", and "Whitsun"
1961 August

Box 10: folder 133
Scope and content:

Photocopy of printed version from The London Magazine new series, volume 1, number 5, pages 9-10. Page 5 is headed "Six Poems." Annotated by Aurelia Plath.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Holograph of "Lesbos"
October 18, probably 1962
5 pagesWritten on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 10: folder 134

Holograph of "Lesbos" numbered 1-5 by Sylvia Plath. The back of the pages have holograph pages of Ted Hughes' play "The Calm", pages 10-14.

Typescript of "Lesbos"
undated
2 pagesTyped on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 10: folder 134

Revised typescript of "Lesbos" with pages 8-9 of Ted Hughes' play "The Calm" on the reverse.

Typescript of "Lesbos"
1962 October 18
2 pages
Box 10: folder 134

Carbon typescript of "Lesbos", revised.

Typescript of "Lesbos"
1962 October 18
4 pages
Box 10: folder 134

Original and carbon typescript of "Lesbos", corrected.

Typescript of "Lesbos"
1962 October 18
4 pages
Box 10: folder 134

Original and carbon typescript of "Lesbos", corrected.

Printed version of "Lesbos" and nine other poems
1963 October

Box 10: folder 134
Scope and content:

Printed version from The Review (Oxford, England), number 9, cover and pages 4-19. Cover has title: "Sylvia Plath: The Last Poems." Includes nine other poems by Sylvia Plath.

Location of originals:

Source: Interlibrary Loan, Lawrence University Library, Appleton, WI, Jan 2009.

Printed version of "Lesbos"
1966 May 12

Box 10: folder 134

Printed version from New York Review of Books 12 May 1966, pages 4-5.

Holograph of "Letter in November"
undated
2 pagesWritten on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 10: folder 135

Holograph of "Letter in November" numbered 1-2 by Sylvia Plath.

Holograph of "Letter in November"
1962 November 11
1 pagesWritten on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 10: folder 135

Revised holograph of "Letter in November" numbered 3 by Sylvia Plath.

Typescript of "Letter in November"
1962 November 11
3 pages
Box 10: folder 135

Original and carbon typescript of "Letter in November", corrected.

Typescript of "Letter in November"
undated
2 pages
Box 10: folder 135

Carbon typescript of "Letter in November", double-spaced and corrected.

Photocopy of printed version of "Letter in November", "The Bee Meeting", "Stings", "Cut", "The Couriers", "Mary's Song", and "Years"
1963 April

Box 10: folder 135
Scope and content:

Printed version from The London Magazine new series, volume 3, number 1, pages 29-30. Page 25 is headed "Seven Poems." Annotated by Aurelia Plath.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Typescript of "Letter to a Purist"
between 1957 September and 1958 September

Box 10: folder 136
Typescript of "A Life"
1960 November 16

Box 10: folder 137

Typescript of "A Life" annotated by Sylvia Plath. "Listener, BBC" is annotated at the top in Sylvia Plath's hand.

Typescript of "A Life"
between 1961 August and 1962 December

Box 10: folder 137

Typescript of "A Life." "(The Listener) (BBC)" typed at the top left.

Typeset proof of "A Life"
probably 1961

Box 10: folder 137

Typeset proof for The Listener with handwritten not to Sylvia Plath at the top.

Printed version of "A Life"
1961 May 4

Box 10: folder 137

Printed version from The Listener volume 65, page 776.

Holograph of "Little Fugue"
1962 April 2
4 pagesWritten on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 10: folder 138

Holograph of "Little Fugue" numbered 1-4 by Sylvia Plath. The first line of a poem titled "M Listening to Laura Riding" is written at the top in Sylvia Plath's hand. Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar early draft, chapter 9, pages 4, 7, and 11-12 is on the backs of the pages.

Typescript of "Little Fugue"
undated
2 pagesTyped on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 10: folder 138

Revised typescript of "Little Fugue", variant title "Fugue: of Yew Tree + Clouds." Pages numbered 5-6 by Sylvia Plath. The backs of the pages have Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar early draft, chapter 9, pages 9-10.

Typescript of "Little Fugue"
1962 April 2
4 pages
Box 10: folder 138

Original and carbon typescript of "Little Fugue" corrected. Originals are numbered 7-8 by Sylvia Plath.

Typescript of "Little Fugue"
undated
2 pages
Box 10: folder 138

Corrected typescript of "Little Fugue."

Typescript of "Little Fugue"
undated
2 pages
Box 10: folder 138

Carbon typescript of "Little Fugue," double-spaced and corrected.

Photocopy of printed version of "Little Fugue" and nine other poems
1963 October

Box 10: folder 138
Scope and content:

Photocopy of printed version from The Review (Oxford, England), number 9, cover and pages 4-19. Cover has title: "Sylvia Plath: The Last Poems." Includes nine other poems by Sylvia Plath.

Location of originals:

Source: Interlibrary Loan, Lawrence University Library, Appleton, WI, Jan 2009.

Printed version of "Little Fugue"
1963 October

Box 10: folder 138

Printed version in Encounter volume XXI, number 4, page 50.

Printed version of "Lorelei" and "Full Fathom Five"
1959

Box 10: folder 139

Two copies of printed version in Audience volume 6, pages 33-34. "Audience, Spring 1959" is written at the top in Sylvia Plath's hand.

Printed version of "Lorelei", "Full Fathom Five", and "The Hermit at Outermost House"
1959

Box 10: folder 139
Scope and content:

Printed version in Audience volume 6, pages 33-36. Annotations on the front cover by Aurelia Plath.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Photocopy of printed version of "Lorelei", "Snakecharmer", and "The Disquieting Muses"
1959 March

Box 10: folder 139
Scope and content:

Photocopy of printed version from The London Magazine volume 6, pages 33-36. Annotated by Sylvia Plath.

Location of originals:

Original filed with "Snakecharmer."

Typescript of "Love is a Parallax"
undated
2 pages
Box 10: folder 140

Carbon typescript of "Love is a Parallax" revised by Sylvia Plath.

Typescript of "Love Letter"
1960 October 16

Box 10: folder 141

Typescript of "Love Letter" annotated by Sylvia Plath. The date and "Poetry Chicago" are annotated at the top in Sylvia Plath's hand.

Typeset proof of "Love Letter"
probably 1960

Box 10: folder 141

Typeset proof for publication in The New Statesman.

Typescript of "Mad Girl's Love Song"

1 pages
Box 10: folder 142

Carbon typescript of "Mad Girl's Love Song" numbered 22, probably from the book "Two Lovers and a Beachcomber" [1956-1957].

Typescript of "Mad Girl's Love Song"

1 pages
Box 10: folder 142

Revised typescript of "Mad Girl's Love Song" numbered 10, probably from the book "The Bull of Bendylaw" [1958-1959].

Printed version of "Mad Girl's Love Song", "Eva Descending the Stair", and "Doomsday"
1953 Spring

Box 10: folder 142
Scope and content:

Printed version in Smith Review Spring 1953, page 13. "Sylvia Plath" is annotated on the front cover in her own hand. Cover is also annotated by Aurelia Plath.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Printed version of "Mad Girl's Love Song"
1953 August

Box 43: folder 3
Scope and content:

Printed version in Mademoiselle page 358.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Photocopy of printed version of "Mad Girl's Love Song"
1967 May

Box 10: folder 142

Photocopy of printed version from The Harvard Advocate volume CI, number 1, page 3.

Typescript of "Magi"
between 1960 January and 1961 August

Box 10: folder 143

Typescript of "Magi" annotated by Sylvia Plath. "New Statesman BBC" is annotated at the top in Sylvia Plath's hand.

Typescript of "Magi"
between 1961 August and 1962 December

Box 10: folder 143

Typescript of "Magi" with "(New Statesman) (BBC)" at the top right.

Typescrpit of "Magi"
between 1961 August and 1962 December

Box 10: folder 143
Printed version of "Magi"
1961 March 31

Box 10: folder 143

Printed version from New Statesman volume 61, page 514.

Typescript of "Magnolia Shoals"
probably 1959

Box 10: folder 144

Typescript carbon of "Magnolia Shoals" with variant title "Magnolia shoals: October." "C S Monitor. October 9 $10" is annotated at the top in Sylvia Plath's hand.

Printed version of "Magnolia Shoals"
1959 October

Box 10: folder 144

Printed version from The Christian Science Monitor annotated by Sylvia Plath "1959 October". With photocopy of entire page on which the pome was printed.

Typescript of "Man in Black"
1959 April 26

Box 11: folder 145
Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Typescript of "Man in Black"


Box 11: folder 145
Scope and content:

Photocopy of a typescript of "Man in Black" numbered 46, probably from the book The Colossus, [1958-1959].

Location of originals:

Original filed with "Berck-Plage."

Typeset proof of "The Manor Garden", "The Beggars", and "Blue Moles"
probably 1960

Box 11: folder 146

Typeset proof for publication in Critical Quarterly.

Printed version of "The Manor Garden", "The Beggars", and "Blue Moles"
1960 Summer

Box 11: folder 146

Printed version from Critical Quarterly volume 2, pages 155-57, annotated by Sylvia Plath.

Printed version of "The Manor Garden"
1960 September

Box 11: folder 146

Two copies of the printed version from The Atlantic Monthly volume 206, with annotated by Sylvia Plath.

Photocopy of an incomplete typescript of "marcia"

2 pages
Box 11: folder 147
Scope and content:

Photocopy of an incomplete typescript of the poem "marcia."

Provenance:

Gift (item 1 only) of Marcia Brown Stern, Smith College class of 1954, 02/16/2012.

Photocopy "marcia"


Box 11: folder 147
Scope and content:

Photocopy of the complete poem.

Location of originals:

Copy from the Lilly Library, Indiana University.

Holograph of "Mary's Song"
1962 November 18
1 pagesWritten on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 11: folder 148

Untitled holograph of "Mary's Song."

Typescript of "Mary's Song"
1962 November 18
3 pages
Box 11: folder 148

Corrected typescript (original and carbons) of "Mary's Song," variant title "Sunday." The original is crossed out. The backs of the pages are pages from revised typescripts of the poem described separately as items 3-4 in this folder.

Photocopy and original typescript of "Mary's Song"
1962 November 18
2 pages
Box 11: folder 148
Scope and content:

Revised typescript of "Mary's Song", variant title "Sunday." The back of page 1 is "The Fearful": item 4, page 1. The back of page two is "Mary's Song": item 2, page 2. Page two is a photocopy.

Location of originals:

Original of page 2 is located with "Mary's Song" item 2, folder 148.

Photocopy of a typescript of "Mary's Song"
undated
1 pages
Box 11: folder 148
Scope and content:

Photocopy of a revised typescript of "Mary's Song", variant title "Sunday." The back of the page has "Mary's Song": item 2, page 3.

Location of originals:

Original is located with "Mary's Song": item 2, folder 148.

Photocopy of a typescript of "Mary's Song"
1962 November 19
1 pages
Box 11: folder 148
Scope and content:

Photocopy of a revised typescript of "Mary's Song", variant titles "Sunday" and "Song of Mary." The back of the page has "Mary's Song": item 2, page 1.

Location of originals:

Original is located with "Mary's Song": item 2, folder 148.

Typescript of "Mary's Song"
1962 November 19
3 pages
Box 11: folder 148

Original and carbon typescript of "Mary's Song."

Photocopy of a typescript of "Mary's Song"
undated
1 pages
Box 11: folder 148
Scope and content:

Photocopy of a corrected and annotated typescript of "Mary's Song" signed by Sylvia Plath. "For Fr. Michael" is added beneath the title in Sylvia Plath's hand. The back of the page is "Words": item 2, page 1.

Location of originals:

Original filed with "Words."

Related material:

SP corresponded with Rev. M.C.J. Carey, A.A. SEE Box 17, Folder 26.

Photocopy of a printed version of "Mary's Song", "The Bee Meeting", "Stings", "Cut", "Letter in November", "The Couriers", and "Years"
1963 April

Box 11: folder 148
Scope and content:

Photocopy of printed version from The London Magazine new series, volume 3, number 1, page 31. Page 25 is headed "Seven Poems." Annotations by Aurelia Plath.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Photocopy of a printed version of "Mary's Song" and nine other poems
1963 October

Box 11: folder 148
Scope and content:

Photocopy of printed version from The Review (Oxford, England), number 9, pages 4-19. Cover has the title "Sylvia Plath: The Last Poems." The publication includes nine other poems by Sylvia Plath.

Location of originals:

Source: Interlibrary Loan, Lawrence University Library, Appleton, WI, Jan 2009.

Typescript of "Maudlin"

1 pages
Box 11: folder 149

Typescript carbon of "Maudlin", variant title "Mad Maudlin." The page is numbered 26, probably from the book "Two Lovers and a Beachcomber" [1956-1957].

Photocopy of a typescript of "Maudlin"


Box 11: folder 149
Scope and content:

Photocopy of a typescript of "Maudlin" numbered 40, probably from the book The Colossus [1959-1960].

Location of originals:

Original filed with "The Other."

Typescript of "Mayflower"
1956

Box 11: folder 150

Typescript carbon of "Mayflower" annotated by Sylvia Plath. "Eugene-Lee-Hamilton Prize, Oriel College, Oxford" is annotated at the top in Sylvia Plath's hand.

Typescript of "Mayflower"
between 1958 September and 1959 June

Box 11: folder 150

Typescript carbon of "Mayflower" numbered 71 in pencil above the title.

Typescript of "Medallion"
probably 1959

Box 11: folder 151
Photocopy of a typescript of "Medallion"


Box 11: folder 151
Scope and content:

Photocopy of a typescript of "Medallion." Numbered 53 and 54, probably from the book The Colossus [1959-1960]. "(The Critical Quarterly)" is written at the top of the page in Sylvia Plath's hand.

Location of originals:

Original filed with "Berck-Plage."

Holograph of "Medusa"
undated
3 pagesWritten on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 11: folder 152

Holograph of "Medusa", variant title "Mum: Medusa." The backs of the pages are a holograph of Ted Hughes' play "The Calm", pages 26, 27, and an unnumbered page.

Typescript of "Medusa"
1962 October 16
2 pagesOn pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 11: folder 152

Revised typescript of "Medusa" with pages 23 and 25 of an undated holograph of Ted Hughes' play "The Calm" on the backs of the pages.

Typescript of "Medusa"
1962 October 16
2 pagesOn pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 11: folder 152

Revised typescript of "Medusa" with undated holograph pages (numbered 22 and 24) of Ted Hughes' play "The Calm" on the the backs of the pages.

Typescript of "Medusa"
1962 October 16
1 pagesOn pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 11: folder 152

Revised typescript of "Medusa" with the number of line written at the top in Sylvia Plath's hand. The back of the page is an undated holograph of page 21 of Ted Hughes' play "The Calm."

Typescript of "Medusa"
1962 October 16
2 pages
Box 11: folder 152

Carbons of a revised typescript of "Medusa."

Typescript of "Medusa"
undated
1 pages
Box 11: folder 152

Revised typescript of "Medusa."

Typescript of "Medusa"
undated
3 pages
Box 11: folder 152

Original and carbon typescript of "Medusa", double-spaced and revised. The carbon has the last 17 lines only.

Typescript of "Medusa"
1962 October 16
2 pages
Box 11: folder 152

Original and carbon typescript of "Medusa", corrected.

Typescript of last twelve lines of "Medusa"
undated
1 pages
Box 11: folder 152

Typescript of the last 12 lines of "Medusa", double-spaced and corrected.

Typescript of "Memoirs of a Spinach-Picker"
undated

Box 11: folder 153

Carbon typescript of "Memoirs of a Spinach-Picker" with variant title "The Champion Spinach Picker" changed in Sylvia Plath's hand. Poem is annotated by Sylvia Plath and "X Harper's Atlantic: Oct. 9 New Yorker CS Monitor" is annotated at the top in her hand.

Printed version of "Memoirs of a Spinach-Picker"
1959 December 29

Box 11: folder 153

Printed version from The Christian Science Monitor 1959 Dec 29, page 8. The title in the printed version does not contain a hyphen.

Typescript of "Metamorphoses of the Moon"
1953

Box 11: folder 154

Carbon typescript of "Metamorphoses of the Moon" with the date written at the bottom of the page in an unknown hand.

Printed version of "Metaphors"
1960 Summer

Box 11: folder 155

Printed version from Partisan Review volume 27, page 435. Printed version has variant title "Metaphors for a Pregnant Woman" and is annotated by Sylvia Plath.

Printed version of "Midsummer Mobile"
1959 July 1

Box 11: folder 156

Printed version from The Christian Science Monitor, annotated by Sylvia Plath. With photocopy of the full page on which the poem was printed.

Typescript of "Million Dollar Month"
probably 1955

Box 11: folder 157
Scope and content:

Typescript of "Million Dollar Month", variant title "Million-dollar Month", annotated by Alfred Young Fisher.

General

Not printed in The Collected Poems, but title is listed in Juvenilia without a hyphen.

Typescript of "Million Dollar Month"
between 1957 September and 1958 September

Box 11: folder 157
Scope and content:

Revised typescript of "Million Dollar Month", variant title "Million-dollar Month."

General

Not printed in The Collected Poems, but title is listed in Juvenilia without a hyphen.

Typescript of "Mirror"
1961 October 23

Box 11: folder 158

Carbon typescript of "Mirror" annotated and revised by Sylvia Plath. The date and "New Yorker" are annotated at the top in Sylvia Plath's hand.

Typescript printer's copy of "Mirror"
1963 August 3

Box 11: folder 158

Typescript printer's copy edited for typesetting prior to publication in The New Yorker, instructions on reverse, also stamped date. The title is changed from "Mirror Talk" to "Mirror."

Photocopy of a printed version of "Mirror"
1963 August 3

Box 11: folder 158

Photocopy of printed version from The New Yorker volume 39.

Photocopy of a printed version of "Mirror"
2008

Box 11: folder 158
Scope and content:

Photocopy of printed version from Court Green 5. Dossier: Sylvia Plath 2008, page 184.

Provenance:

Gift of the publisher/editors, 01/14/2008.

Location of originals:

Original cataloged as PS3566 L27 Z6367 2008.

Holograph of "Miss Drake Proceeds to Supper"
probably 1956 June 26

Box 11: folder 159
Separated material:

Removed from Sylvia Plath's journal, 1956 Jun 26-1961 Mar 6 (Box 3, Folder 14).

Typescript of "Miss Drake Proceeds to Supper"


Box 11: folder 159

Carbon typescript of "Miss Drake Proceeds to Supper." The page is numbered 12, probably from the book "Two Lovers and a Beachcomber" [1956-1957].

Typescript of "Miss Drake Proceeds to Supper"
between 1958 September and 1959 June

Box 11: folder 159

Carbon typescript of "Miss Drake Proceeds to Supper" revised by Sylvia Plath.

Photocopy of printed version of "Miss Drake Proceeds to Supper"
winter 1956-57

Box 11: folder 159

Photocopy of printed version from Chequer number 11, page 6.

Typescript of "Monologue at 3 a.m."
between 1957 September and 1958 September

Box 11: folder 160
Typescript of "Monologue at 3 a.m."

1 pages
Box 11: folder 160

Carbon typescript numbered 2, probably from the book "Two Lovers and a Beachcomber" [1956-1957].

Typescript of "The Moon and the Yew Tree"
1961 October 22

Box 11: folder 161

Typescript of "The Moon and the Yew Tree" revised, dated, and annotated by Sylvia Plath. "New Yorker PEN: October 1963 BBC" is annotated at the top in Sylvia Plath's hand.

Typescript of "The Moon and the Yew Tree"


Box 11: folder 161

Typescript of "The Moon and the Yew Tree" edited for typesetting prior to publication in The New Yorker. Instructions are on the reverse in addition to the stamped date, 1963 Aug 3.

Typescript of "The Moon and the Yew Tree"
undated
2 pages
Box 11: folder 161

Typescript (original and carbon) of "The Moon and the Yew Tree" numbered 28 and 27, probably for Ted Hughes' book Ariel.

Photocopy of printed version of "The Moon and the Yew Tree"
1963 August 3

Box 11: folder 161

Photocopy of the printed version from The New Yorker volume 39.

Photocopy of a typescript of "Moonrise"

2 pages
Box 11: folder 162
Scope and content:

Photocopy of a typescript of "Moonrise" numbered 58-59, probably from the book The Colossus [1958-1959].

Location of originals:

Original filed with "Berck-Plage."

Photocopy of printed version of "Moonrise"
1960 autumn

Box 11: folder 162
Scope and content:

Photocopy of printed version from Hudson Review volume 13, pages 413-16. Also includes "Ouija," "Electra on Azalea Path," and "Suicide Off Egg Rock."

Location of originals:

Original filed with "Ouija": Box 12, Folder 190, item 2.

Typescript of "Moonsong at Morning"
probably 1955

Box 11: folder 163

Typescript annotated by Alfred Young Fisher.

Typescript of "Moonsong at Morning"
between 1957 September and 1958 September

Box 11: folder 163
Annotated typescript of "Morning in the Hospital Solarium"
undated

Box 11: folder 164
Typescript of "Morning Song"
1961 February 19

Box 11: folder 165

Typescript of "Morning Song" annotated by Sylvia Plath. "Observer BBC Partisan R" and date are annotated at the top in Sylvia Plath's hand.

Typescript of "Morning Song"
undated

Box 11: folder 165

Typescript of "Morning Song" with "(Observer) (Partisan Review) (BBC)" typed at the top.

Typeset proof of "Morning Song"
1961 May 21

Box 11: folder 165

Typeset proof for publication in The Observer.

Printed version of "Morning Song"
1961 May 21

Box 11: folder 165

Printed version from The Observer annotated by Sylvia Plath.

Holograph of "The Munich Mannequins"
1963 January 28
2 pages
Box 11: folder 166

Holograph of "The Munich Mannequins", variant title "The Bald Madonnas." The back of page one has "Lady Lazarus": item 4, page 1. The back of page two has "Death & Co.": item 5, page 2.

Typescript of "The Munich Mannequins"
1963 January 28
1 pages
Box 11: folder 166

Revised typescript with variant title "The Bald Madonnas" crossed out and retitled "The Munich Mannequins." The back of the page has Sylvia Plath's "Death & Co.": item 4, page 2.

Typescript of "The Munich Mannequins"
1963 January 28
1 pages
Box 11: folder 166

Typescript carbon, revised. Variant title "The Bald Madonnas" is crossed out and retitled "The Munich Mannequins." Top copy probably submitted by Ted Hughes to The New Statesman 1963 March 12, with title "The Bald Madonnas."

Photocopy of printed version of "The Bald Madonnas"


Box 11: folder 166
Scope and content:

Photocopy of galley proof of "The Bald Madonnas", variant title of "The Munich Mannequins," from The New Statesman, likely spring 1963. Probably corrected by Ted Hughes and also includes the poem "Totem." Unpublished.

Location of originals:

Original filed with "Totem." Unpublished.

Typescript of "The Bald Madonnas"
undated
1 pages
Box 11: folder 166

Typescript carbon of "The Munich Mannequins" with Devon address typed at the top. Probably typed by Ted Hughes for submission to New York Review of Books in late 1963 or early 1964.

Photocopy of printed version of "The Munich Mannequins" and "Totem"
1964 February 20

Box 11: folder 166

Photocopy of printed version from New York Review of Books 2.

Printed version of "Mushrooms"
1960 July

Box 11: folder 167

Three copies of printed version from Harper's Magazine volume 221, page 25. Annotated by Sylvia Plath.

Printed version of "Mushrooms"
1960 July

Box 11: folder 167
Scope and content:

Printed version from Harper's Magazine volume 221, page 25. Handwritten annotations by Aurelia Plath.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Typescript of "Mussel Hunter at Rock Harbor"
1958 June 24
2 pages
Box 11: folder 168

Typescript printer's copy edited for typesetting prior to publication in The New Yorker. Instructions and date on the reverse.

Printed Version of "Mussel Hunter at Rock Harbor"
1958 August 9

Box 11: folder 168

Printed version from The New Yorker volume 34, page 22. Annotated by Sylvia Plath. Two copies.

Printed Version of "Mussel Hunter at Rock Harbor"
1958 August 9

Box 11: folder 168
Scope and content:

Printed version from The New Yorker volume 34, page 22. Handwritten annotations by Aurelia Plath.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Photocopy of a typescript of "Mussel Hunter at Rock Harbor"


Box 11: folder 168
Scope and content:

Photocopy of a typescript of "Mussel Hunter at Rock Harbor" numbered 63, probably from the book The Colossus [1959-1960].

Location of originals:

Original filed with "Berck-Plage."

Holograph of "Mystic"
1963 February 1
2 pages
Box 11: folder 169

Holograph of "Mystic." The beginning of a poem titled "Woodcut" is crossed out at the top of page one. The back of page 1 has "Death & Co.": item 7, page 1. The back of page 2 has "Death & Co.": item 5, page 3.

Typescript of "Mystic"
1963 February 1
3 pages
Box 11: folder 169

Original and carbon typescript of "Mystic." The original is annotated by the printed for The New Yorker, 1963 March 15. It is stamped with the publication date: Aug 3 1963.

Photocopy of printed version of "Mystic"
1963 August 3

Box 11: folder 169

Photocopy of printed version from The New Yorker volume 39.

Typescript of "Natural History"

1 pages
Box 11: folder 170

Typescript carbon of "Natural History" numbered 43, probably from the book "Two Lovers and a Beachcomber" [1956-1957].

Typescript of "Natural History"

1 pages
Box 11: folder 170

Typescript of "Natural History" numbered 7, probably from the book "The Bull of Bendylaw" [1958-1959].

Photocopy of printed version of "Natural History", "Street Song", "Aerialist", and "Resolve"
1969 February 7

Box 11: folder 170
Scope and content:

Photocopy of printed version from the Cambridge Review volume 90, number 2187, pages 244-245.

Location of originals:

Original filed with "Street Song."

Typescript of "The Net-Menders"
approximately 1959

Box 11: folder 171
Typescript of "The Net-Menders"
approximately 1959

Box 11: folder 171

Typescript of "The Net-Menders" revised by Sylvia Plath. The top is annotated in Sylvia Plath's hand "New Yorker - Nov. 28" and the title is underlined in red.

Printed version of "The Net-Menders"
1960 August 20

Box 11: folder 171

Two copies of the printed version from The New Yorker volume 36, page 36.

Printed version of "The Net-Menders"
1960 August 20

Box 11: folder 171
Scope and content:

Printed version from The New Yorker volume 36, page 36. Handwritten annotations by Aurelia Plath.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Typescript of "New England Winter Without Snow"
probably 1955

Box 11: folder 172

Typescript annotated by Alfred Young Fisher. Not printed in The Collected Poems

Holograph of "New Year on Dartmoor"
probably 1962

Box 11: folder 173

Holograph of "New Year on Dartmoor" with variant title "The Bald Truth about: Frost on Dartmoor in the New Year", revised by Sylvia Plath. Holograph includes three successive drafts of the poem. The back of the page has Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar: third draft, page 207.

Typescript of "New Year on Dartmoor"
probably 1962

Box 11: folder 173

Revised typescript of "New Year on Dartmoor" with variant title "a new year". The title is changed to "A new year on Dartmoor" in Sylvia Plath's hand. The back of the page has Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar second draft, chapter 1, page 208.

Holograph of "Nick and the Candlestick"
undated
1 pagesWritten on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 11: folder 174

Holograph of "Nick and the Candlestick" with Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar second draft, chapter 1, page 7 on the back.

Holograph of "Nick and the Candlestick"
1962 October 24
3 pagesWritten on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 11: folder 174

Holograph of "Nick and the Candlestick", pages 2 and 3 numbered by Sylvia Plath and titled "Nick & the Candlestick: II. " The backs of the pages have Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar second draft, chapter 1, pages 4-6.

Typescript of "Nick and the Candlestick"
1962 October 24
2 pagesTyped on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 11: folder 174

Revised typescript of "Nick and the Candlestick", titled "Nick and the Candlestick (2)." The number of lines is written at the top in Sylvia Plath's hand. The backs of the pages have Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar second draft, chapter 1, page 3, and chapter 2, page 2.

Typescript of first 13 stanzas of "Nick and the Candlestick"
undated
3 pages
Box 11: folder 174
Scope and content:

Original and carbon revised typescript of the first 13 stanzas of "Nick and the Candlestick". The back of page 2 has "The Tour": item 7, page 1. The back of page 3 has "The Tour": item 7, page 2. Pages 2 and 3 are photocopies.

Location of originals:

Originals filed with "The Tour."

Typescript of "Nick and the Candlestick"
1962 October 24
6 pages
Box 11: folder 174

Original and carbon revised typescript.

Typescript of last 13 stanzas of "Nick and the Candlestick"
undated
4 pages
Box 11: folder 174

Original and carbon typescript of the last 13 stanzas of "Nick and the Candlestick", double-spaced and revised.

Typescript of stanzas 10 through 18 of "Nick and the Candlestick"
undated
2 pages
Box 11: folder 174

Original and carbon typescript of stanzas 10-18 of "Nick and the Candlestick", double-spaced and revised.

Typescript of last 9 stanzas of "Nick and the Candlestick"
undated
1 pages
Box 11: folder 174

Carbon typescript of the last 9 stanzas of "Nick and the Candlestick" corrected.

Typescript of "Nick and the Candlestick"
1962 October 24
4 pages
Box 11: folder 174

Original and carbon typescript of "Nick and the Candlestick", revised. The last 8 stanzas are crossed out on the carbon.

Typescript of "Nick and the Candlestick"
1962 October 24
4 pages
Box 11: folder 174

Original and carbon typescript of "Nick and the Candlestick", revised. The last 8 stanzas are crossed out on the original and carbon. Stanzas 14 is typed separately at the bottom of the original page 1.

Photocopy of printed version of "Nick and the Candlestick"
1963 October

Box 11: folder 174
Scope and content:

Photocopy of printed version from The Review (Oxford, England), number 9, cover and pages 4-19. Cover has the title "Sylvia Plath: The Last Poems" and the publication includes nine other poems by Sylvia Plath.

Location of originals:

Source: Interlibrary Loan, Lawrence University Library, Appleton, WI, Jan 2009.

Holograph of "The Night Dances"
1962 November 4
1 pagesWritten on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 11: folder 175
Typescript of "The Night Dances"
undated
2 pages
Box 11: folder 175

Original and carbon typescript of "The Night Dances", revised.

Typescript of "The Night Dances"
1962 November 4
2 pages
Box 11: folder 175

Original and carbon typescript of "The Night Dances", revised.

Typescript of "The Night Dances"
undated
3 pages
Box 11: folder 175

Original and carbon typescript of "The Night Dances", double-spaced and revised. Original of the first 22 lines only.

Typescript of "The Night Dances"
undated
1 pages
Box 11: folder 175

Carbon typescript of "The Night Dances", revised.

Typescript of "The Night Dances"
1962 November 4-6
3 pages
Box 11: folder 175

Original and carbon typescript of "The Night Dances", corrected.

Typescript of "The Night Dances"
ca.after 1962 December
1 pages
Box 11: folder 175
Printed version of "Night Shift"
undated

Box 11: folder 176

Newspaper clipping of printed version of "Night Shift" titled "Poem."

Typescript of "Notes on Zarathustra's Prologue"
probably 1955

Box 11: folder 177

Typescript of "Notes on Zarathustra's Prologue" annotated by Alfred Young Fisher. Not printed in Collected Poems.

Typescript of "Notes to a Neophyte"
probably 1955

Box 11: folder 178

Typescript of "Notes to a Neophyte" annotated by Alfred Young Fisher.

Typescript of "November Graveyard"
between 1955 September and 1956 December

Box 11: folder 179

Typescript carbon of "November Graveyard" annotated by Sylvia Plath. "Sold: Mlle: 1958" is annotated at the top in Sylvia Plath's hand.

Typescript of "November Graveyard"
undated
1 pages
Box 11: folder 179

Typescript of "November Graveyard" revised by Sylvia Plath. Page numbered 47, probably from the book "The Bull of Bendylaw" [1958-1959]. "Poetry?" is annotated at the top in Sylvia Plath's hand.

Typescript of "November Graveyard"

1 pages
Box 11: folder 179

Typescript carbon of "November Graveyard" numbered 53, probably from the book "Two Lovers and a Beachcomber" [1956-1957].

Photocopy of printed version of "November Graveyard"
winter 1956-57

Box 11: folder 179

Photocopy of printed version from Chequer number 11, page 10.

Typescript of "Ode to a Bitten Plum"
undated

Box 11: folder 180

Typescript of "Ode to a Bitten Plum" with variant title "Ode on a Bitten Plum", annotated by Sylvia Plath. "Sold to Seventeen October 1950 $10" is annotated at the top in Sylvia Plath's hand. Not printed in The Collected Poems.

Printed version of "Ode to a Bitten Plum"
1950 November

Box 43.1: folder 7
Scope and content:

Printed version from Seventeen November 1950, page 104. "From the library of Sylvia Plath" is annotated on the front cover by her and Aurelia Plath.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Typescript of "Old Ladies' Home"
undated
Original and carbon typescript.
Box 11: folder 181
Typescript of "On Deck"
1960 July

Box 11: folder 182

Carbon typescript of "On Deck" annotated and corrected by Sylvia Plath. "New Yorker, July 1960" is written at the top in Sylvia Plath's hand.

Printed version of "On Deck"
1961 July 22

Box 11: folder 182

Two copies of the printed version from The New Yorker volume 37, page 32. "The New Yorker: July 22, 1961" is annotated by Sylvia Plath on both copies.

Typescript of "On Looking Into the Eyes of a Demon Lover"
probably 1955

Box 11: folder 183

Typescript of "On Looking Into the Eyes of a Demon Lover" annotated by Alfred Young Fisher.

Typescript of "On Looking Into the Eyes of a Demon Lover"
between 1957 September and 1958 September

Box 11: folder 183
Typescript of "On the Decline of Oracles"

2 pages
Box 11: folder 184

Typescript of "On the Decline of Oracles", pages numbered 14 and 15, probably from the book "The Bull of Bendylaw" [1958-1959]. "(Poetry: Chicago)" is typed at the top.

Printed version of "On the Decline of Oracles", "The Death of Myth-Making" and "A Lesson in Vengeance"
1959 September 2

Box 11: folder 184

Printed version from Poetry volume 94, pages 368-371.

Typescript of "On the Difficulty of Conjuring Up a Dryad"
between 1955 September and 1956 December]

Box 11: folder 185

Carbon typescript of "On the Difficulty of Conjuring Up a Dryad" revised and annotated by Sylvia Plath." "Sold: Poetry 1957" is annotated at the top in Sylvia Plath's hand.

Typescript of "On the Difficulty of Conjuring Up a Dryad"
1956
2 pages
Box 11: folder 185

Carbon typescript of "On the Difficulty of Conjuring Up a Dryad." Pages numbered 39 and 40, probably from the book "Two Lovers and a Beachcomber" [1956-1957]. The date 1956 is added in pencil at the bottom of the second page in an unknown hand.

Photocopy of a printed version of "On the Difficulty of Conjuring Up a Dryad"
winter 1956-57

Box 11: folder 185

Photocopy of the printed version from Chequer number 11, pages 4-5.

Photocopy of a printed version of "On the Difficulty of Conjuring Up a Dryad"
1957 July

Box 11: folder 185

Photocopy of the printed version from Poetry volume 90, pages 235-236.

Typescript of "On the Futility of a Lexicon"
1955 March 24

Box 11: folder 186

Typescript of "On the Futility of a Lexicon" with "For Mr. Fisher March 24, 1955" typed on the reverse. This poem not printed in The Collected Poems.

Typescript of "On the Plethora of Dryads"

2 pages
Box 11: folder 187

Typescript carbon of "On the Plethora of Dryads" annotated by Sylvia Plath. The pages are numbered 41 and 42, probably from the book "The Bull of Bendylaw" [1958-1959]. "(New Mexico Q)" is annotated next to the title in Sylvia Plath's hand and the title is underlined in red pencil.

Typescript of "On the Plethora of Dryads"

2 pages
Box 11: folder 187

Typescript carbon of "On the Plethora of Dryads" pages numbered 35 and 36, probably from the book "Two Lovers and a Beachcomber" [1956-1957].

Printed version of "On the Plethora of Dryads"
1957 spring-summer

Box 11: folder 187

Printed version from The New Mexico Quarterly volume 27, pages 211-212, annotated by Sylvia Plath.

Holograph and typescript of "The Other"
undated
5 pages
Box 11: folder 188

Holograph and typescript of "The Other", variant titles "Mannequin" and "The Other One." The pages are numbered 1-5 by Sylvia Plath. The back of page one has the last 14 lines of section 3 of "The Rival." The back of page 2 has the first 42 lines of "In Plaster." The back of page 3 has "Ouija", page numbered 44, probably from the book The Colossus. The back of page 4 has "Blue Moles", page numbered 41, probably from the book The Colossus. The back of page 5 has "Maudlin", page numbered 40, probably from the book The Colossus.

Typescript of "The Other"
1962 July 2
1 pages
Box 11: folder 188

Revised typescript of "The Other", variant title "The Other One." The page is numbered 6 by Sylvia Plath. The back of the page has the last 8 lines of "Ouija", page numbered 45, probably from the book The Colossus.

Corrected typescript of "The Other"
1962 July 2
1 pages
Box 11: folder 188

Corrected typescript of "The Other" with the last 8 stanzas of "Full Fathom Five" on the reverse. The page of "Full Fathom Five" is numbered 39, probably from the book The Colossus.

Corrected typescript of "The Other"
undated
1 pages
Box 11: folder 188
Corrected carbon typescript of "The Other"
1962 July 2
1 pages
Box 11: folder 188
Photocopy of printed version of "The Other"
1963 October

Box 11: folder 188

Photocopy of printed version from Encounter volume XXI, number 4, page 47.

Typescript of "The Other Two"
between 1958 September and 1959 June

Box 12: folder 189
Photocopy of a typescript of "Ouija"

2 pages
Box 12: folder 190
Scope and content:

Photocopy of a typescript of "Ouija". The pages are numbered 44 and 45, probably from the book The Colossus [1959-1960].

Location of originals:

original filed with "The Other" (Box 12, Folder 188, item 1).

Printed version of "Ouija", "Electra on Azalea Path", "Suicide Off Egg Rock", and "Moonrise"
autumn 1960

Box 12: folder 190

Two copies of the printed version from Hudson Review volume 13, pages 413-416. One copy is annotated by Sylvia Plath.

Photocopy of typescript of "Owl"

1 pages
Box 12: folder 191

Photocopy of a carbon typescript of "Owl." The page is numbered 18 in Sylvia Plath's hand, probably from the book "The Bull of Bendylaw" [1958-1959]. "Spectator" is typed at the top.

Printed version of "Owl"
1959 February 13

Box 12: folder 191

Printed version from The Spectator volume 202, page 227, with published title "Main Street at Midnight." It is annotated by Sylvia Plath and has tape residue (possibly removed from Plath's scrapbook, but not noted as such).

Holograph of "Paralytic"
undated
1 pages
Box 12: folder 192

Holograph of "Paralytic", page numbered 1 by Sylvia Plath. The back of the page has "Berck-Plage": item 8, page 2.

Holograph of "Paralytic"
undated
3 pages
Box 12: folder 192

Holograph of "Paralytic", pages numbered 2-4 by Sylvia Plath. The back of page 2: "Berck-Plage": item 8, page 1. The back of page 3: "Death & Co.": item 4, page 4. The back of page 4: "Death & Co.": item 7, page 3.

Typescript of "Paralytic"
1963 January 29
1 pages
Box 12: folder 192

Corrected typescript of "Paralytic" with "Death & Co.": item 9, page 1 on the back of the page.

Typescript of "Paralytic"
1963 January 29
2 pages
Box 12: folder 192

Typescript carbons of "Paralytic". Page 1 is dated Feb 1 1963 by Sylvia Plath, then crossed out and dated Jan 29 1963, also by Sylvia Plath.

Typescript of "Parliament Hill Fields"
undated

Box 12: folder 193

Typescript of "Parliament Hill Fields" with "(London Magazine/BBC)" typed at the top.

Typescript of "Parliament Hill Fields"
1961 February 11

Box 12: folder 193

Typescript carbon of "Parliament Hill Fields" with "London Mag & BBC" and the date annotated at the top in Sylvia Plath's hand.

Typescript of "Parliament Hill Fields"
undated
2 pages
Box 12: folder 193

Typescript of "Parliament Hill Fields" corrected by Sylvia Plath.

Printed version of "Parliament Hill Fields"
ca.circa 1961

Box 12: folder 193
Scope and content:

Printed version in English Poetry Now, Critical Quarterly Poetry Supplement number 3, pages 10-11.

Provenance:

Gift of Ann Safford Mandel, Smith College class of 1953, 10/21/1977.

Photocopy of printed version of "Parliament Hill Fields," "Zoo Keeper's Wife," "You're," "Small Hours," "Whitsun," and "Leaving Early."
1961 August

Box 12: folder 193
Scope and content:

Photocopy of printed version from The London Magazine new series, volume 1, number 5, pages 7-8. Page [5] is headed "Six Poems." Annotated by Aurelia Plath.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Typescript of "Perseus: The Triumph of Wit Over Suffering"
ca.not before 1958 March

Box 12: folder 194
Photocopy of printed version of "Perseus: The Triumph of Wit Over Suffering", "Waking in Winter", and "Barren Woman"
1981 August 2

Box 12: folder 194
Scope and content:

Printed version from The New York Times Book Review 1981 Aug 2, page 7.

Location of originals:

Original filed with "Waking in Winter."

Photocopy of a holograph of "Pheasant"
undated

Box 12: folder 195
Scope and content:

Photocopy of a holograph of "Pheasant", variant title "Pheasant in the New Year."

Location of originals:

Original filed as "Elm," item 8 (Box 9, Folder 81)

Holograph of "Pheasant"
undated
2 pagesWritten on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 12: folder 195

Holograp of "Pheasant", pages numbered 1 and 2 by Sylvia Plath. The backs of the pages have pages 6-7 of Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar early draft, chapter 4.

Typescript of "Pheasant"
undated
1 pagesTyped on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 12: folder 195

Revised typescript of "Pheasant", page numbered 3 by Sylvia Plath, with page 4 of Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar. early draft, chapter 4, on the back of the page.

Typescript of "Pheasant"
1962 April 7
1 pagesTyped on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 12: folder 195

Revised typescript of "Pheasant" the number 4 typed at the top of the page. The last three lines of "Elm" are revised and rewritten at the bottom of the page in Sylvia Plath's hand. The back of the page has page 2 of Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar early draft, chapter 4.

Photocopy of printed version of "Pheasant," "The Babysitters," "The Courage of Shutting Up," "Apprehensions," "For a Fatherless Son," and "By Candlelight."
1971 March 6

Box 12: folder 195
Scope and content:

Photocopy of printed version in The New Yorker 1971 Mar 6, pages 36-37. The printed version is headed "Six Poems."

Location of originals:

Original filed with: Writings. Poetry. The Babysitters.

Printed version of "Poem for a Birthday: 5"
winter 1960

Box 12: folder 196

Printed version from Texas Quarterly volume 3, page 120, with published title "Flute Notes from a Reedy Pond." Annotated by Sylvia Plath.

Typescript of "Poems, Potatoes"


Box 12: folder 197

Typescript of "Poems, Potatoes", page numbered 42, probably from the book "The Bull of Bendylaw" [1958-1959].

Typescript of "Polly's Tree"
ca.not before 1959 October

Box 12: folder 198

Original and carbon typescript of "Polly's Tree." The carbon is annotated "42" (number of lines in the poem) in Sylvia Plath's hand.

Holograph of "Poppies in July"
1962 July 20
1 pagesWritten on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 12: folder 199

Holograph of "Poppies in July" with Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar second draft, chapter 14, page 8, on the back of the page.

Holograph of "Poppies in July"
1962 July 20
1 pagesWritten on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 12: folder 199

Holograph of "Poppies in July" numbered 2 by Sylvia Plath. The back of the page has Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar second draft, chapter 14, page 7.

Typescript of "Poppies in July"
1962 July 20
1 pagesWritten on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 12: folder 199

Corrected typescript of "Poppies in July" with page 6 of Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar second draft, chapter 14 on the back of the page.

Typescript of "Poppies in July"
1962 July 20
1 pagesWritten on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 12: folder 199

Revised typescript of "Poppies in July" with page 5 of Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar second draft, chapter 14 on the back of the page.

Typescript carbon of "Poppies in July"
1962 July 20
1 pages
Box 12: folder 199
Holograph of "Poppies in October"
1962 October 27
1 pagesWritten on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 12: folder 200
Typescript of "Poppies in October"
undated
1 pages
Box 12: folder 200
Typescript of "Poppies in October"
undated
1 pages
Box 12: folder 200

Typescript of "Poppies in October", double-spaced and revised.

Typescript carbons of "Poppies in October"
1962 October 27
2 pages
Box 12: folder 200

Typescript carbons of "Poppies in October" with "Observer" written and circled in red in Sylvia Plath's hand at the top of the first carbon.

Photocopy of a typeset proof "Poppies in October" and "Ariel"
December 14 probably 1962

Box 12: folder 200
Scope and content:

Corrected typeset proof for "Poppies in October" and "Ariel." "Ariel" was printed in Observer (3 Nov 1963) with variant title "The Horse." "Poppies in October was printed in Observer (6 Oct 1963).

Location of originals:

Original filed with "Ariel": Box 6, Folder 15, item 10.

Photocopy of a printed version of "Poppies in October" and nine other poems
1963 October

Box 12: folder 200
Scope and content:

Photocopy of printed version from The Review (Oxford, England), number 9, cover and pages 4-19. The cover has the title "Sylvia Plath: The Last Poems." The printed version includes nine other poems by Sylvia Plath.

Location of originals:

Source: Interlibrary Loan, Lawrence University Library, Appleton, WI, Jan 2009.

Typescript of "Princess and the Goblins"
1955 March 3
3 pages
Box 12: folder 201

Typescript of "Princess and the Goblins" annotated by Alfred Young Fisher. "For Mr. Fisher March 3, 1955" is typed on the back of page 3.

Typescript of "Princess and the Goblins"
1955
2 pages
Box 12: folder 201
Typescript of "Princess and the Goblins"
between 1955 September and 1956 December
2 pages
Box 12: folder 201
Typescript of "Private Ground"
1961 February 25

Box 12: folder 202

Typescript of "Private Ground" annotated by Sylvia Plath. "Critical Quarterly Harper's" and the date are annotated at the top of the page in Sylvia Plath's hand.

Typeset proof of "Private Ground" and "I Am Vertical"
probably 1961
2 pages
Box 12: folder 202

Typeset proof for publication in Critical Quarterly.

Printed version of "Private Ground"
summer 1961

Box 12: folder 202
Scope and content:

Printed version in Critical Quarterly volume 3, number 2. The front cove is annotated by Aurelia Plath.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Typescript of "Prologue to Spring"
probably 1955

Box 12: folder 203

Typescript of "Prologue to Spring" annotated by Alfred Young Fisher.

Printed version of "Prologue to Spring" and "Second Winter"
1956 April 10

Box 12: folder 203

Printed version from The Sophian Smith College, volume 4, number 41, page 2. "Prologue to Spring" was awarded the 1955 Academy of American Poet Prize in 1955.

Printed version of "Prologue to Spring"
1959 March 23

Box 12: folder 203

Printed version from The Christian Science Monitor 1959 Mar 23, page 8, annotated by Sylvia Plath.

Printed version of "Prologue to Spring"


Box 12: folder 203
Scope and content:

Printed version from The Academy of American Poets: University and College Poetry Prizes 1955 – 1959 page 11, annotated by Aurelia Plath.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Printed version of "Prologue to Spring"
summer 1956

Box 12: folder 203
Scope and content:

Printed version from Chequer number 10, page 13, annotated by Aurelia Plath.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Typescript of "Prospect"
between 1955 September and 1956 December

Box 12: folder 204
Holograph of "Purdah"
undated
3 pagesWritten on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 12: folder 205

Holograph of "Purdah" with the definition of purdah written at the top in Sylvia Plath's hand.

Typescript of "Purdah"
1962 October 28
2 pagesTyped on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 12: folder 205

Revised typescript of "Purdah"

Typescript of "Purdah"
1962 October 28-29
6 pages
Box 12: folder 205

Revised typescript (original and carbons) of "Purdah."

Photocopy of a typescript of the last seven stanzas of "Purdah"
undated
1 pages
Box 12: folder 205
Scope and content:

Photocopy of a revised typescript of the last 7 stanzas of "Purdah" with "The Fearful": item 5, page 1, on the back of the page.

Location of originals:

Original: Box 9, Folder 95, item 5.

Typescript of the last eleven stanzas of "Purdah"
undated
4 pages
Box 12: folder 205

Original and carbon typescript of the last 11 stanzas of "Purdah" double spaced and revised.

Photocopy of printed version of "Purdah"
1963 August

Box 12: folder 205

Photocopy of printed version from Poetry 102, pages 292-298.

Typescript of "Pursuit"
not before 1956 February

Box 12: folder 206

Carbon typescript of "Pursuit" annotated by Sylvia Plath. Annotated at top in SP's hand: "Sold: Atlantic Monthly $50 August 1956 / everything that flames upon the night man's own resinous heart has fed" [from W.B. Yeats' poem "Two Songs from a Play"].

Printed version of "Pursuit"
1957 January

Box 12: folder 206

Printed version from The Atlantic Monthly volume 199. Two copies, one annotated by Sylvia Plath.

Printed version of "Pursuit"
1957 January

Box 12: folder 206
Scope and content:

Two copies of printed version from The Atlantic Monthly volume 199. "HUGHES" in Sylvia Plath's hand on front cover, as well as annotation by Aurelia Plath.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Typescript of "The Queen's Complaint"
between 1957 September and 1958 September

Box 12: folder 207
Printed version of "The Queen's Complaint"
1969 July 31

Box 44: folder 1

Proof copy for the printed version for Times Literary Supplement 1969 Jul 31 with the published title "Complaint of the Crossed Queen" and date of composition, 1956. Published with four other "Early unpublished poems by Sylvia Plath": "Battle-Scene from the Comic Operatic Fantasy 'The Seafarer,'" "Dialogue en Route," "Letter to a Purist," and "Dream of the Hearse-Driver." Also includes a photograph of Sylvia Plath.

Holograph of "The Rabbit Catcher"
undated
4 pages
Box 12: folder 208

Holograph of "The Rabbit Catcher", variant title "Snares", numbered 1-4 by Sylvia Plath. The back of page 1 has Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar early draft, chapter 3, page 1. The backs of pages 2-3 have Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jarearly draft chapter 3, pages 14-15. The back of page 4 has The Bell Jar second draft, chapter 17, page 1.

Holograph and typescript of "The Rabbit Catcher"
undated
2 pages
Box 12: folder 208

Revised holograph and typescript of "The Rabbit Catcher", variant title "Snares", pages numbered 5-6 by Sylvia Plath. The backs of the pages have pages from Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar second draft. The back of page 5 is chapter 17, page 2; the back of page 6 is chapter 6, page 15.

Typescript of "The Rabbit Catcher"
1962 May 21
1 pagesTyped on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 12: folder 208

Revised typescript of "The Rabbit Catcher" with Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar second draft, chapter 16, page 16 on the back of the page.

Typescript of "The Rabbit Catcher"
1962 May 21
1 pages
Box 12: folder 208

Carbon typescript of "The Rabbit Catcher" with Observer and BBC written and bracketed at the top by Sylvia Plath.

Galley proof of "The Rabbit Catcher" and "Event"
undated
1 pages
Box 12: folder 208

Corrected galley proof from Observer.

Typescript of "The Rabbit Catcher"
undated
1 pages
Box 12: folder 208
Photocopy of printed version of "The Rabbit Catcher"
1965 February 7

Box 12: folder 208
Scope and content:

Photocopy of printed version from Observer Review 1965 Feb 7, page 26.

Provenance:

Gift of Nick Gammage.

Typescript of "The Ravaged Face"

1 pages
Box 12: folder 209

Typescript of "The Ravaged Face" page numbered 64, probably from the book "The Bull of Bendylaw" [1958-1959]

Typescript of "Recantation"


Box 12: folder 210

Carbon typescript of "Recantation" with variant title "The Dying Witch Addresses Her Young Apprentice." The page is numbered 31, probably from the book "The Bull of Bendylaw" [1958-1959]. "1957: Sold Accent" and "(Accent)" are written next to the title in Sylvia Plath's hand.

Typescript of "Recantation"

1 pages
Box 12: folder 210

Carbon typescript of "Recantation" page numbered 25, probably from the book "Two Lovers and a Beachcomber" [1956-1957].

Printed version of "Recantation" and "Tinker Jack and the Tidy Waves"
autumn 1957

Box 12: folder 210

Printed version from Accent volume 17, pages 247-248. Annotated by Sylvia Plath.

Printed version of "Recantation"
autumn 1957

Box 12: folder 210
Scope and content:

Printed version from Accent volume 17, pages 247-248. Annotated by Aurelia Plath.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Typescript of "Reflections at Twelve"
between 1957 September and 1958 September

Box 12: folder 211
General

Not printed in Collected Poems

Typescript of "Resolve"
circa 1958 February

Box 12: folder 212
Photocopy of printed version of "Resolve", "Street Song", "Aerialist", and "Natural History"
1969 February 7

Box 12: folder 212
Scope and content:

Photocopy of printed version from Cambridge Review volume 90, number 2187, page 245.

Location of originals:

Original filed with "Street Song."

Typescript of "Rhyme"


Box 12: folder 213

Typescript of "Rhyme" page numbered 20, probably from the book "The Bull of Bendylaw" [1958-1959].

Typescript of "The Rival"
between 1961 August and 1962 December
2 pages
Box 12: folder 214

Typescript of "The Rival" with one autograph correction of a spelling error. The poem is divided into three numbered sections.

Typescript of "The Rival"
between 1961 August and 1962 December
2 pages
Box 12: folder 214

Carbon typescript of "The Rival" revised and annotated by Sylvia Plath. "July 1961 Observer" is annotated at the top in Sylvia Plath's hand.

Typescript of "The Rival"
between 1961 August and 1962 December

Box 12: folder 214

Typescript of "The Rival" revised by Sylvia Plath.

Photocopy of typescript of part three of "The Rival"
undated

Box 12: folder 214
Location of originals:

Original filed with "The Other."

Photocopy of a typeset proof of "The Rival" and "Finisterre"
undated

Box 12: folder 214
Scope and content:

Photocopy of an annotated typeset proof of "The Rival" and "Finisterre."

Location of originals:

Original filed with "Finisterre."

Printed version of "The Rival"
1962 January 21

Box 12: folder 214

Printed version from The Observer Weekend Review 1962 Jan 21, page 31.

Typescript of "Riverside Reverie"
undated

Box 12: folder 215

Typescript of "Riverside Reverie" annotated by Sylvia Plath. "revision sold to C.S. Monitor $3.50 August 1952" is annotated at the top of the page in Sylvia Plath's hand. This poem is not printed in Collected Poems.

Photocopy of printed version of "Riverside Reverie"
1952 September 9

Box 12: folder 215

Photocopy of printed version in The Christian Science Monitor.

Typescript of "Rondeau"
probably 1955

Box 12: folder 216

Typescript of "Rondeau" annotated by Alfred Young Fisher. This poem is not printed in Collected Poems.

Typescript of "Rondeau"
between 1957 September and 1958 September

Box 12: folder 216
General

This poem is not printed in Collected Poems.

Typescript of "Rondeau Redoublé"
probably 1955

Box 12: folder 217

Typescript of "Rondeau Redoublé" annotated by Alfred Young Fisher. This poem is not printed in Collected Poems.

Typescript of Sylvia Plath's translations of Pierre de. Ronsard's "Amours"
ca.circa 1956
2 pages
Box 12: folder 218

Revised typescript of translations of Pierre de. Ronsard's "Amours" XI, XII, XIV, and XVIII. "Tu m'as donné ta boue et j'en ai fait de l'or" is annotated in Sylvia Plath's hand from her copy of Les Fleurs du Mal by Charles Baudelaire (Oxford: Blackwell, 1953). Verso: bottom half on unidentified quotations (original and carbon), undated.

Typescript of "Sculptor"
1959 April 26

Box 12: folder 219

Typescript of "Sculptor" dated by Aurelia Plath.

Printed version of "Sculptor"
1959 May

Box 12: folder 219

Three copies of printed version from The Grecourt Review (Smith College, Northampton, MA), volume 2, page 282. One copy is an offprint with printed cover , inscribed by Sylvia Plath: "To Mother – from Sylvia with love"; two copies are clippings annotated in Sylvia Plath's hand.

Typescript of "Second Winter"
probably 1955

Box 12: folder 220

Typescript of "Second Winter" annotated by Alfred Young Fisher.

Typescript of "Second Winter"
probably 1952-1955

Box 12: folder 220

Typescript of "Second Winter" annotated in Sylvia Plath's hand: "Accepted: The Lyric July 1955 (for December) Sold: Ladies Home Journal 1958". Not printed in Collected Poems.

Photocopy of printed version of "Second Winter" and "Prologue to Spring"
1956 April 10

Box 12: folder 220
Scope and content:

Photocopy of printed version from The Sophian Smith College, volume 4, number 41, page 2.

Location of originals:

Original: Box 12, Folder 203, item 2.

Photocopy of printed version of "Second Winter" and "To a Jilted Lover"
winter 1956

Box 12: folder 220
Scope and content:

Photocopy of printed version from The Lyric volume 36, number 1, page 11. "To a Jilted Lover" is published as "Apotheosis."

Location of originals:

Original filed with: "To A Jilted Lover" (Box 14, Folder 272).

Printed version of "Second Winter"
1958 December

Box 12: folder 220

Printed version from Ladies' Home Journal volume 75, number 12, page 143, annotated by Sylvia Plath.

Printed version of "Second Winter"
1958 December

Box 43: folder 1
Scope and content:

Printed version in Ladies' Home Journal volume 75, number 12, page 143, annotated by Aurelia Plath.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Holograph of "A Secret"
1962 October 10
2 pagesWritten on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 12: folder 221

Holograph of "A Secret" with pages from an undated holograph of Ted Hughes' play "The Calm" on the reverse. Pages of "The Calm" are numbered 16 and 17 by Ted Hughes.

Typescript of "A Secret"
1962 October 10
2 pagesTyped on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 12: folder 221

Revised typescript of "A Secret" with pages from an undated holograph of Ted Hughes' play "The Calm" on the reverse. Pages of "The Calm" are numbered 11 and 15 by Ted Hughes.

Typescript of "A Secret"
1962 October 10
2 pagesTyped on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 12: folder 221

Corrected typescript of "A Secret" with number of lines calculated at the top in Sylvia Plath's hand. The reverse has pages from an undated holograph of Ted Hughes' play "The Calm" numbered 9 and 10 by Ted Hughes.

Typescript of "A Secret"
1962 October 10
3 pages
Box 12: folder 221

Revised typescripts (original and carbons) of "A Secret." The last two lines are retyped at the bottom of carbon 1 and the last 3 lines are retyped at the bottom of carbon 2.

Corrected typescript of "A Secret"
undated
1 pages
Box 12: folder 221
Photocopy of a holograph of "Sheep in Fog"
undated
1 pages
Box 12: folder 222
Scope and content:

Photocopy of a holograph of "Sheep in Fog", variant title "For Sheep", page numbered 1 by Sylvia Plath. The back of the page has Sylvia Plath's Three Women page 3.

Location of originals:

Original drafts owned by Frieda Hughes in 1981.

Photocopy of a holograph of "Sheep in Fog"
undated
1 pages
Box 12: folder 222
Scope and content:

Photocopy of a holograph of "Sheep in Fog", variant title "For Sheep", numbered 2 by Sylvia Plath. The back of the page has Sylvia Plath's Three Women page 2.

Location of originals:

Original drafts owned by Frieda Hughes in 1981.

Photocopy of a holograph of "Sheep in Fog"
1962 December 2
1 pages
Box 12: folder 222
Scope and content:

Photocopy of a holograph of "Sheep in Fog", variant title "For Sheep", numbered 3 by Sylvia Plath. The back of the page: Sylvia Plath. Page 11 of an unidentified story.

Location of originals:

Original drafts owned by Frieda Hughes in 1981.

Photocopy of a typescript of "Sheep in Fog"
1962 December 2
1 pages
Box 12: folder 222
Scope and content:

Photocopy of a revised typescript of "Sheep in Fog", variant title "For Sheep". The back of the page: Sylvia Plath. Page 10 of an unidentified story.

Location of originals:

Original drafts owned by Frieda Hughes in 1981.

Typescript of "Sheep in Fog"
undated
1 pages
Box 12: folder 222

Typescript carbon of "Sheep in Fog", variant title "Fog Sheep", double-spaced.

Photocopy and original typescript of "Sheep in Fog"
1962 December 2-1963 January 28
3 pages
Box 12: folder 222
Scope and content:

Corrected typescript (original and carbons) of "Sheep in Fog". On carbon 2 the title is changed to "Sheep in Fog" and the last stanza is rewritten and dated Jan. 28 1963. Two pages are photocopies.

Location of originals:

Original drafts owned by Frieda Hughes in 1981.

Photocopy of a typescript of "Sheep in Fog"
1962 December 2-1963 January 28

Box 12: folder 222
Scope and content:

Typescript carbon of "Sheep in Fog" corrected and annotated by Sylvia Plath and revised Jan 28, 1963.

Location of originals:

Original drafts owned by Frieda Hughes in 1981.

Typescript of "Sleep in the Mojave Desert"
1960 July 5

Box 12: folder 223

Typescript of "Sleep in the Mojave Desert" annotated by Sylvia Plath. "Harper's, Observer, BBC" is annotated at the top in Sylvia Plath's hand.

Typescript of "Sleep in the Mojave Desert"
between 1961 August and 1962 December

Box 12: folder 223

Typescript of "Sleep in the Mojave Desert" with "(Harper's)/(Observer)/(BBC)" typed at the top.

Typescript of "Sleep in the Mojave Desert"
probably 1961

Box 12: folder 223

Original and carbon typescript of "Sleep in the Mojave Desert."

Galley proof of "Sleep in the Mojave Desert"
undated

Box 12: folder 223

Galley proof for publication in The Observer.

Printed version of "Sleep in the Mojave Desert"
1961 November 19

Box 12: folder 223

Printed version from The Observer page 28, with published title "Mojave Desert." Annotated by Sylvia Plath.

Printed version of "Sleep in the Mojave Desert"
1962 February

Box 12: folder 223

Printed version from Harper's volume 224, page 36. Annotated by Sylvia Plath.

Printed version of "Sleep in the Mojave Desert"
1962 February

Box 12: folder 223
Scope and content:

Printed version from Harper's volume 224, page 36. Annotated by Aurelia Plath.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Typescript of "The Sleepers"
ca.circa 1959

Box 12: folder 224

Original and carbon typescript of "The Sleepers." The carbon is annotated in Sylvia Plath's hand "London Magazine", the title is underlined in red pencil, and the page is numbered 24.

Galley proof of "The Sleepers" and "Full Fathom Five"
probably 1960

Box 12: folder 224

Galley proof from The London Magazine.

Printed version of "The Sleepers" and "Full Fathom Five"
1960 June

Box 12: folder 224
Scope and content:

Printed version in The London Magazine volume 7, number 6, page 11. Poems are headed "Sylvia Plath Two Poems", with extra pages annotated by Sylvia Plath.

Provenance:

Gift of Ruth Mortimer Lancaster, Smith College class of 1953, 06/18/1982.

Printed version of "Snakecharmer", "Lorelei", and "The Disquieting Muses"
1959 March

Box 13: folder 225

Printed version from The London Magazine volume 6, pages 33-36, annotated by Sylvia Plath.

Photocopy of a typescript of "Snakecharmer"


Box 13: folder 225
Scope and content:

Photocopy of a typescript of "Snakecharmer" numbered 47 and 48, probably from the book The Colossus [1959-1960].

Location of originals:

Original filed with "Berck-Plage."

Typescript of "The Snowman on the Moor"
between 1956 December and 1957 June

Box 13: folder 226

Carbon typescript of "The Snowman on the Moor" annotated by Sylvia Plath. "Sold: Poetry 1957" is annotated at the top in Sylvia Plath's hand.

Typescript of "The Snowman on the Moor"

2 pages
Box 13: folder 226

Carbon typescript of "The Snowman on the Moor" pages numbered 18 and 19, probably from the book "Two Lovers and a Beachcomber" [1956-1957].

Printed version of "The Snowman on the Moor", "Sow", "Ella Mason and Her Eleven Cats", and "On the Difficulty of Conjuring Up a Dryad"
1957 July

Box 13: folder 226

Printed version from Poetry volume 90, pages 229-36. "Poetry (Chicago), July 1957" is typed at the top, possibly by Sylvia Plath.

Printed version of "The Snowman on the Moor"
1957 July

Box 13: folder 226
Scope and content:

Printed version from Poetry volume 90, pages 229-31, annotated by Aurelia Plath.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Typescript of "Soliloquy of the Solipsist"

2 pages
Box 13: folder 227

Typescript carbon of "Soliloquy of the Solipsist" pages numbered 37 and 38, probably from the book "Two Lovers and a Beachcomber" [1956-1957].

Photocopy of printed version of "Something there was about the time", "A time of clear white understanding", and "The sweet sickish female odor"
undated

Box 13: folder 228
Scope and content:

Photocopy of printed version in Trois poemes inedits de Sylvia Plath. Paris: Editions Dufour, [n.d.]. Copy number 3 of an edition of 103 copies, 3 of which included an original holograph of one of the poems. Titles from first lines.

Provenance:

Purchased from James Cummins (McConnell-Bohning Fund), 7/10/1996.

Location of originals:

Original filed with Writings. Poems. "A time of clear white understanding:".

Typescript of "Song for a Revolutionary Love"
probably 1955

Box 13: folder 229

Typescript of "Song for a Revolutionary Love" annotated by Alfred Young Fisher.

Printed version of "Song for a Summer's Day"
1959 August 18

Box 13: folder 230

Printed version from The Christian Science Monitor 1959 Aug 18, page 18. Annotated by Sylvia Plath. With a photocopy of the full page from CSM and a transcription of a version of the poem from the Lilly Library.

Typescript of "Song for a Thaw"
probably 1955

Box 13: folder 231

Typescript of "Song for a Thaw" annotated by Alfred Young Fisher. Not printed in Collected Poems.

Typescript of "Song of Eve"
probably 1955

Box 13: folder 232

Typescript of "Song of Eve" annotated by Alfred Young Fisher. Not printed in Collected Poems.

Typescript of "Song of Eve"
between 1957 September and 1958 September

Box 13: folder 232

Typescript of "Song of Eve", not printed in Collected Poems.

Typescript of "Sonnet for a Green-Eyed Sailor"
ca.approximately 1955 April

Box 13: folder 233
General

Not printed in Collected Poems.

Typescript of "Sonnet: The Suitcases are Packed Again"
undated

Box 13: folder 234

Typescript of "Sonnet: The Suitcases are Packed Again" with variant title "The Suitcases are Packed Again (Sonnet)", annotated by Alfred Young Fisher and Sylvia Plath. "Sold to Seventeen June 1952 $5" is annotated in Sylvia Plath's hand. Not printed in Collected Poems.

Printed version of "Sonnet: The Suitcases are Packed Again"
1953 March

Box 43.1: folder 12
Scope and content:

Printed version in Seventeen page 19, published as "The Suitcases are Packed Again." "From the library of Sylvia Plath" is annotated on the front cover by her and Aurelia Plath.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Typescript of "Sonnet: To a Shade"
1955 March 10

Box 13: folder 235

Typescript of "Sonnet: To a Shade", with variant title "Sonnet to a Shade", annotated by Alfred Young Fisher. "For Mr. Fisher, march 10, 1955" is typed on the reverse. Not printed in Collected Poems.

Typescript of "Sonnet to Satan"
probably 1955

Box 13: folder 236

Typescript of "Sonnet to Sata" annotated by Alfred Young Fisher.

Typescript of "Sonnet: To Time"
1950

Box 13: folder 237

Typescript of "Sonnet: To Time" dated 1950 by Aurelia Plath. The typed initials "S.P." are at the end and "x" at the left of the last 2 lines.

Typescript of "A Sorcerer Bids Farewell to Seem"
probably 1955

Box 13: folder 238

Typescript of "A Sorcerer Bids Farewell to Seem" annotated by Alfred Young Fisher.

Printed version of "Southern Sunrise"
1959 August 26

Box 13: folder 239

Printed version from The Christian Science Monitor 1959 Aug 26, page 8, annotated by Sylvia Plath. The date (August 27, 1959) is written in Sylvia Plath's hand. With a photocopy of the full page from the CSM.

Typescript of "Sow"

2 pages
Box 13: folder 240

Carbon typescript of "Sow" with pages numbered 32 and 33, probably from the book "Two Lovers and a Beachcomber" [1956-1957].

Photocopy of printed version of "Sow"
1957 July

Box 13: folder 240

Photocopy of printed version from Poetry volume 90, pages 231-33.

Typescript of "Spider"
between 1957 September and 1958 September

Box 13: folder 241
Typescript of "Spinster"

1 pages
Box 13: folder 242

Carbon typescript of "Spinster" with page numbered 9, probably from the book "Two Lovers and a Beachcomber" [1956-1957].

Printed version of "Spinster"
winter 1958

Box 13: folder 242

Two copies of printed version from Smith Alumnae Quarterly volume 49, page 71. One copy is annotated by Sylvia Plath.

Typeset proof of "Spinster"

Traces of tape at top and bottom, indicating it may have been removed from SP's scrapbook.
Box 13: folder 242

Typeset proof of "Spinster", source unknown.

Printed version of "Spinster" and "Black Rook in Rainy Weather"
1958 June

Box 13: folder 242

Printed version from London Magazine 1958 June, pages 46-48, annotated by Sylvia Plath.

Photocopy of a typescript of "Spinster"


Box 13: folder 242
Scope and content:

Photocopy of a typescript of "Spinster" with pages numbered 60-61, probably from the book The Colossus [1959-1960].

Location of originals:

Original filed with "Berck-Plage."

Printed version of "Spinster" and "Vanity Fair"
spring 1957

Box 13: folder 242
Scope and content:

Printed version in Gemini volume 1, number 1, page 6. The cover is annotated by Aurelia Plath.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Typescript of "Stars Over the Dordogne"
between 1961 August and 1962 December

Box 13: folder 243

Typescript carbon of "Stars Over the Dordogne" annotated by Sylvia Plath. "Poetry Chicago" is annotated at the top in Sylvia Plath's hand.

Typescript of "Stillborn"
between 1960 January and 1961 August
Original and carbon typescript.
Box 13: folder 244
Photocopy of printed version of "Stillborn", "Surgeon at 2 a.m." and "Black Rook in Rainy Weather"
1971 September

Box 13: folder 244
Scope and content:

Photocopy of printed version from Mademoiselle volume 73, number 5, pages 160-161. Page is headed "Sylvia Plath Three Poems and a Remembrance." The printed version includes the three poems and a biographical note on Sylvia Plath by Ellen A. Stoianoff. Clipping includes cover and contents page from issue. Annotated by Aurelia Plath.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983

Location of originals:

Original filed with: "Surgeon at 2 a.m."

Holograph of "Stings"
undated

Box 13: folder 245

Holograph of "Stings" page numbered 2. The back of the page has Ted Hughes' "Lines to a Newborn Baby": typescript (carbon), 1960 May.

Typescript of "Stings"
undated
1 pages
Box 13: folder 245

Typescript of "Stings" page numbered 3. The back of the page has Ted Hughes' "Lines to a Newborn Baby": typescript, corrected, undated.

Typescript of "Stings"
1962 August 2
1 pages
Box 13: folder 245

Typescript of "Stings" page numbered 4. The back of the page has Ted Hughes' "Lines to a Newborn Baby": typescript, undated.

Typescript of "Stings"
1962 August 2
1 pages
Box 13: folder 245

Revised typescript of "Stings" page numbered 5. The back of the page has Ted Hughes' "Lines for a New Daughter": typescript, undated.

Holograph of "Stings"
1962 October 6
3 pagesWritten on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 13: folder 245

Holograph of "Stings" numbered 3. The back of the page Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar: second draft, chapter 5, pages 6-8.

Typescript of "Stings"
1962 October 6
2 pagesTyped on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 13: folder 245

Revised typescript of "Stings" numbered 3 to the left of the title. The number of lines is calculated at the top in Sylvia Plath's hand. The back of the pages have Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar: second draft, chapter 5, page 1; and chapter 6, page 5.

Typescript of "Stings"
1962 October 6
2 pagesTyped on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 13: folder 245

Revised typescript of "Stings" numbered 3 to the left of the title. The number of lines is calculated at the top in Sylvia Plath's hand. The back of the pages have Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar: second draft, chapter 5, pages 2 and 5.

Typescript of the first eight stanzas of "Stings"
undated
3 pages
Box 13: folder 245

Corrected typescript (original and carbons) of the first 8 stanzas of "Stings', series title Bees. The poem is numbered 3 at the left of the title.

Original and photocopy of typescripts of "Stings"
1962 October 6
4 pages
Box 13: folder 245
Scope and content:

Original and carbon revised typescript of "Stings", series title Bees. The poem is numbered 3 at the left of the title. The back of page 1: Sylvia Plath. "Winter Trees": item 1, page 2. The back of page 2: Sylvia Plath. "Winter Trees": item 1, page 1. Pages 1 and 2 are photocopies.

Location of originals:

Originals filed with "Winter Trees."

Photocopy of a typescript of the first 5 1/2 stanzas of "Stings"
undated
1 pages
Box 13: folder 245
Scope and content:

Photocopy of a carbon typescript of "Stings", double-spaced and revised. The series title is Bees (5), and the poem is numbered 3 to the left of the title. The back of the page has Sylvia Plath's "Contusion": item 1, page 1.

Location of originals:

Original filed with "Contusion."

Typescript of "Stings"
1962 October 6
4 pages
Box 13: folder 245

Corrected typescript (original and carbon) of "Stings", series title Bees, poem numbered 3 at the left of the title.

Typescript of the last five stanzas of "Stings" and the first four stanzas of "Wintering"
undated
3 pages
Box 13: folder 245

Revised typescript (original and carbon), series title Bees (4).

Photocopy of the printed version of "Stings", The Bee Meeting," "Cut," "Letter in November," "The Couriers," Mary's Song," and "Years"
1963 April

Box 13: folder 245
Scope and content:

Photocopy of printed version from The London Magazine new series, volume 3, number 1, pages 26-27. Page 25 is headed "Seven Poems." Annotated by Aurelia Plath.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Holograph of "Stopped Dead"
1962 October 19
2 pagesWritten on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 13: folder 246

Holograph of "Stopped Dead" with Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar second draft, chapter 4, pages 2 and 3, on the reverse.

Typescript of "Stopped Dead"
1962 October 19
1 pages
Box 13: folder 246

Revised typescript of "Stopped Dead" with Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar second draft, chapter 4, pages 1 on the reverse.

Typescript of "Stopped Dead"
undated
3 pages
Box 13: folder 246

Corrected typescript (original and carbons) of "Stopped Dead." Name address and title are missing from carbon 2.

Typescript of "Stopped Dead"
undated
2 pages
Box 13: folder 246

Original and carbon typescripts of "Stopped Dead", revised and double-spaced. "London Magazine" is written in the top right-hand corner of the carbon in Sylvia Plath's hand and the last 2 lines are retyped at the bottom.

Revised typescript of "Stopped Dead"
undated
1 pages
Box 13: folder 246
Typescript of "Stopped Dead"
1962 October 19
3 pages
Box 13: folder 246

Original and carbon typescripts of "Stopped Dead", revised. "London Mag" is written and circled in red at the top of carbon 2 in Sylvia Plath's hand.

Typescript of "Stopped Dead"
1962 October 19
1 pages
Box 13: folder 246

Carbon typescript of "Stopped Dead", corrected.

Photocopy of printed version of "Stopped Dead"
1963 January

Box 13: folder 246

Photocopy of printed version from London Magazine new series 2, pages 14-16.

Photocopy of typescript of "The Stranger" and letter to Hans Joachim Neupert
1949 October 10

Box 13: folder 246.1

Photocopy of typescript of "The Stranger" enclosed with letter to Hans Joachim Neupert, in which she discusses this and other enclosed poems ("Gone is the River," "The Farewell," "White Phlox," and "City Streets." )

Typescript of "Street Song"

1 pages
Box 13: folder 247

Carbon typescript of "Street Song", page numbered 3, probably from the book "Two Lovers and a Beachcomber" [1956-1957].

Photocopy of printed version of "Street Song," "Natural History," "Aerialist," and "Resolve"
1969 February 7

Box 13: folder 247

Photocopy of printed version from the Cambridge Review volume 90, number 2187, page 244. Poems printed with five articles about Sylvia Plath.

Typescript of "Strumpet Song"

1 pages
Box 13: folder 248

Typescript carbon of "Strumpet Song" numbered 4, probably from the book "Two Lovers and a Beachcomber" [1956-1957].

Photocopy of a typescript of "Strumpet Song"


Box 13: folder 248
Scope and content:

Photocopy of a typescript of "Strumpet Song" page numbered 43, probably from the book The Colossus [1959-1960].

Location of originals:

Original filed with "Berck-Plage."

Photocopy of printed version of "Strumpet Song"
1957 January

Box 13: folder 248

Photocopy of printed version from Poetry volume 88, page 233.

Photocopy of printed version of "Suicide Off Egg Rock," "Ouija," "Electra on Azalea Path," and "Moonrise"
autumn 1960

Box 13: folder 248.1
Scope and content:

Photocopy of printed version from Hudson Review volume 13, pages 413-16.

Location of originals:

Original filed with "Ouija": Box 12, Folder 190, item 2.

Typescript of "Surgeon at 2 a.m."
1961 September 29

Box 13: folder 249

Typescript of "Surgeon at 2 a.m." annotated by Sylvia Plath. "BBC" (circled in red) and the date are annotated at the top in Sylvia Plath's hand.

Printed version of "Surgeon at 2 a.m.," "Stillborn" and "Black Rook in Rainy Weather"
1971 September

Box 13: folder 249
Scope and content:

Printed version from Mademoiselle volume 73, number 5, pages 160-161. The page is headed "Sylvia Plath Three Poems and a remembrance" and includes a biographical note on Sylvia Plath by Ellen A. Stoianoff in addition to the poems. Clipping includes cover and contents page from issue. Annotated by Aurelia Plath.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Holograph of "The Swarm"
1962 October 7
3 pagesWritten on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 13: folder 250

Holograph of "The Swarm" numbered 4 in the Bees series. The backs of the pages are Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar second draft, chapter 4, pages 11-13.

Typescript of "The Swarm"
1962 October 7
2 pagesTyped on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 13: folder 250

Typescript of "The Swarm" with the number of lines calculated by Sylvia Plath in the top right hand corner, and numbered 4 at the left of the title. Variant series title: "The Bees." The backs of the pages have Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar second draft, chapter 4, pages 7 and 10.

Typescript of "The Swarm"
1962 October 7
6 pages
Box 13: folder 250

Typescript (original and carbons) of "The Swarm", corrected. Series title is Bees and the poem is numbered 4 at the left of the title.

Typescript of "The Swarm"
undated
2 pages
Box 13: folder 250

Typescript (original and carbons) of "The Swarm", double-spaced and revised. Series title: Bees (3) and Bees (9). The poem numbered 4 at the left of the title.

Photocopy of galley proof of "The Swarm," "Death & Co.," "Little Fugue," "The Other," "The Jailor," "Lady Lazarus," "Childless Woman," "Getting There," "Thalidomide," and "Daddy"
1963 October 21

Box 13: folder 250
Scope and content:

Photocopy of galley proof from Encounter, published as "Ten Poems."

Location of originals:

Original filed with "The Jailor" (Box 10, Folder 127, item 11).

Photocopy of printed version of "The Swarm"
1963 October

Box 13: folder 250
Scope and content:

Photocopy of printed version from Encounter volume XXI, number 4, pages 45-6.

Location of originals:

Original filed with: "Death & Co."

Photocopy of printed version of "The sweet sickish female odor"
undated

Box 13: folder 251
Scope and content:

Photocopy of printed version from Trois poemes inedits de Sylvia Plath. Paris: Editions Dufour, undated. Copy number 3 of an edition of 103 copies, 3 of which included an original holograph of one of the poems. The two other printed poems have the first lines "A time of clear white understanding:" and "Something there was about the time".

Provenance:

Purchased from James Cummins (McConnell-Bohning Fund), 7/10/1996.

Location of originals:

Original filed with Writings. Poems. "A time of clear white understanding:".

Typescript of "Tale of a Tub"
between 1955 September and 1956 December

Box 13: folder 252
Typescript of "Temper of Time"
probably 1955

Box 13: folder 253

Typescript of "Temper of Time" annotated by Alfred Young Fisher.

Typescript of "Temper of Time"
not before 1955

Box 13: folder 253

Typescript of "Temper of Time" annotated by Sylvia Plath. "The Nation June 1955" is annotated at the top in Sylvia Plath's hand.

Typescript of "Temper of Time"


Box 13: folder 253

Typescript carbon of "Temper of Time" page numbered 54, probably from the book "Two Lovers and a Beachcomber" [1956-1957].

Printed version of "Temper of Time"
1955 August 6

Box 13: folder 253
Scope and content:

Printed version in The Nation volume 181, page 119.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Photocopy of printed version of "Ten Poems"
1963 October

Box 13: folder 254
Scope and content:

Photocopy of printed version from Encounter 1963 October, pages 45-52. Includes ten poems by Sylvia Plath and an introduction by Ted Hughes.

Location of originals:

Original filed with: "Death & Co."

Typescript of "Terminal"
probably 1955

Box 13: folder 255

Typescript of "Terminal" annotated by Alfred Young Fisher and Sylvia Plath.

Typescript of "Terminal"
probably 1955

Box 13: folder 255

Typescript of "Terminal" annotated by Alfred Young Fisher. Typed in two columns, "Before" and "After," showing revisions after Fisher's annotations to previous draft.

Holograph of "Thalidomide"
undated
2 pagesWritten on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 13: folder 256

Holograph of "Thalidomide", variant title "Half-Moon", pages numbered 1 and 2 by Sylvia Plath.

Holograph of "Thalidomide"
undated
1 pagesWritten on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 13: folder 256

Holograph of "Thalidomide", variant title "Half-Moon", page numbered 3 by Sylvia Plath. Annotations and note— (Please type or write legibly!–Century)—presumably made by an editor, whited-out.

Typescript of "Thalidomide"
1962 November 4
1 pagesTyped on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 13: folder 256

Revised typescript of "Thalidomide", variant title "Half-Moon", page numbered 4 by Sylvia Plath.

Typescript of "Thalidomide"
1962 November 4
1 pagesTyped on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 13: folder 256

Revised typescript of "Thalidomide", variant title "Half-Moon" circled by Sylvia Plath.

Typescript of "Thalidomide"
undated
2 pages
Box 13: folder 256
Scope and content:

Typescript (original and carbon) of "Thalidomide" double-spaced and revised. Variant titles "Half-Moon", "Thalidomide" are written at the top of the original in Sylvia Plath's hand. The back of page 1: Sylvia Plath. "Balloons": item 1, page 1. The second- and third-to-last lines are retyped and the last line rewritten in Sylvia Plath's hand at the bottom of the carbon. Page 1 is a photocopy.

Location of originals:

Original filed with "Balloons" (item 1, page 1).

Typescript of "Thalidomide"
undated
2 pages
Box 13: folder 256

Typescript (original and carbon) of "Thalidomide", revised. Variant titles "Half-Moon", "Thalidomide" are written at the top of the carbon in Sylvia Plath's hand.

Typescript of "Thalidomide"
1962 November 8
2 pages
Box 13: folder 256

Corrected typescript of "Thalidomide", original and carbon.

Typescript of "Thalidomide"
1962 November 8
2 pages
Box 13: folder 256

Typescript of "Thalidomide", original and carbon.

Photocopy of galley proof of "Thalidomide," "Death & Co.," "Little Fugue," "The Other," "The Jailor," "Lady Lazarus," "Childless Woman," "Getting There," "The Swarm," and "Daddy."
1963 October 21

Box 13: folder 256
Scope and content:

Galley proof from Encounter (21 Oct 1963).

Location of originals:

Original filed with "The Jailor" (Box 10, Folder 127, item 11).

Photocopy of printed version of "Thalidomide"
1963 October

Box 13: folder 256
Scope and content:

Photocopy of printed version from Encounter volume XXI, number 4, page 51.

Location of originals:

Original filed with: "Death & Co."

Photocopy of typeset proof of "The Thin People"
probably 1959

Box 13: folder 257
Scope and content:

Photocopy of typeset proof from The London Magazine.

Location of originals:

Original with "In Midas' Country": Box 10, Folder 122, item 2.

Photocopy of printed version of "The Thin People" and "In Midas' Country"
1959 October

Box 13: folder 257
Scope and content:

Photocopy of printed version from The London Magazine volume 6, number 10, page 12-13.

Location of originals:

Original with "In Midas' Country": Box 10, Folder 122, item 3.

Photocopy of notes for "Three Women"
undated

Box 13: folder 258
Location of originals:

Original filed with draft 8 of "Elm."

Photocopy of a typescript of "Three Women"
undated

Box 13: folder 258
Scope and content:

Photocopy of a typescript of "Three Women" annotated by Sylvia Plath, pages 2-3 and 5-8.

Location of originals:

Originals filed with "Sheep in Fog" and "Childless Woman."

Typescript of "Three Women"
1962 August 19
8 pages
Box 13: folder 258

Carbon typescript of "Three Women" annotated by Sylvia Plath. "BBC" and the date are written at the top in Sylvia Plath's hand.

Typescript of "Three Women"
between 1961 August and 1962 December
9 pages
Box 13: folder 258

Typescript of "Three Women", revised by Sylvia Plath. Includes an extra copy of page 3 with lines crossed out.

Printed version of "Three Women"
spring 1972

Box 13: folder 258
Scope and content:

Printed version in Ms. spring 1972, pages 85-88.

Provenance:

Gift of Ann Safford Mandel, Smith College class of 1953.

Holograph of "A time of clear white understanding"
undated
2 pagesWritten on the front and back of lined paper taken from a spiral-bound notebook.
Box 13: folder 259
Scope and content:

Holograph of "A time of clear white understanding", title from first line.

Provenance:

Purchased from James Cummins (McConnell-Bohning Fund), 7/10/1996.

Printed version of "A time of clear white understanding"
undated

Box 13: folder 259
Scope and content:

Printed version in Trois poemes inedits de Sylvia Plath. Editions Dufour, undated. Copy number 3 of an edition of 103 copies, 3 of which included an original holograph of one of the poems. The two other printed poems have the first lines "The sweet sickish female odor" and "Something there was about the time".

Provenance:

Purchased from James Cummins (McConnell-Bohning Fund), 7/10/1996.

Printed version of "The Times are Tidy"
1959 January

Box 13: folder 260
Scope and content:

Printed version in Mademoiselle 1959 Jan, page 34. In Corinne Robins. "Four young poets," about Sylvia Plath, Ted Hughes, Kathleen Fraser, and Howard Hart. Also includes Ted Hughes' poem "Pennines in April" and a photograph of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes by James Coyne. Annotations by Aurelia Plath

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Alternative formats available:

Second copy filed with X. Articles about Plath. Published in her lifetime (Box 26, Folder 30.1).

Typescript of "Tinker Jack and the Tidy Wives"

2 pages
Box 13: folder 261

Carbon typescript of "Tinker Jack and the Tidy Wives", pages numbered 16 and 17, probably from the book "Two Lovers and a Beachcomber" [1956-1957].

Photocopy of printed version of "Tinker Jack and the Tidy Wives" and "Recantation"
autumn 1957

Box 13: folder 261
Scope and content:

Photocopy of printed version from Accent volume 17, pages 247-48. Annotated by Sylvia Plath.

Location of originals:

Original filed with "Recantation": Box 12, Folder 210, item 3.

Typescript of "Tinker Jack and the Tidy Wives"


Box 13: folder 261

Typescript of "Tinker Jack and the Tidy Wives" pages numbered 32 and 33, probably from the book "The Bull of Bendylaw" [1958-1959]. "(Accent)" is typed at the top.

Typescript of "To a Jilted Lover"
1955 March 17

Box 13: folder 262

Annotated typescript of "To a Jilted Lover" with "For Mr. Fisher March 17, 1955" typed on the reverse.

Typescript of "To a Jilted Lover"

1 pages
Box 13: folder 262

Typescript carbon of "To a Jilted Lover" with variant title "Apotheosis." Numbered 20, probably from the book "Two Lovers and a Beachcomber" [1956-1957].

Typescript of "To a Jilted Lover"

1 pages
Box 13: folder 262

Typescript carbon of "To a Jilted Lover" with variant title "Apotheosis of an Avenging Lover." Numbered 25, probably from the book "The Bull of Bendylaw" [1958-1959]. "Sold: The Lyric July, 1955" is annotated at the top in Sylvia Plath's hand.

Printed version of "To a Jilted Lover" and "Second Winter"
winter 1956

Box 13: folder 262
Scope and content:

Printed version from The Lyric volume 36, number 1, page 10. "To a Jilted Lover" has the variant title "Apotheosis." Annotated by Sylvia Plath and Aurelia Plath.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Typescript of "To Eve Descending the Stair"
between 1950 and 1955

Box 14: folder 263

Typescript of "To Eve Descending the Stair", subtitle "A Villanelle." "Sold to Harper's--April 1953" is annotated in Sylvia Plath's hand and "Assignment III" is typed at the top.

Typescript of "To Eve Descending the Stair"


Box 14: folder 263

Typescript of "To Eve Descending the Stair" page numbered 15, probably from the book "Two Lovers and a Beachcomber" [1956-1957].

Photocopy of printed version of "To Eve Descending the Stair," "Doomsday" and "Mad Girl's Love Song"
spring 1953

Box 14: folder 263
Scope and content:

Photocopy of printed version from Smith Review spring 1953, page 22, headed "Two Villanelles." "Sylvia Plath" is written in her own hand on the front cover in addition to annotations by Aurelia Plath.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Location of originals:

Original filed with: "Mad Girl's Love Song."

Printed version of "To Eve Descending the Stair"
1954 September

Box 14: folder 263
Scope and content:

Two copies of the printed version from Harper's volume 209, page 63. Annotated by Aurelia Plath.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Holograph of "The Tour"
undated
2 pagesWritten on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 14: folder 265

Holograph of "The Tour" with pages 12 and 13 of Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar second draft, chapter 1, on the backs of the pages.

Typescript of "The Tour"
undated
1 pagesTyped on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 14: folder 265

Revised typescript of "The Tour" with Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar second draft, chapter 1, page 11, on the back of the page.

Holograph of the last three stanzas of "The Tour"
undated
1 pagesWritten on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 14: folder 265

Holograph of the last three stanzas of "The Tour", numbered 3 by Sylvia Plath. The back of the page is Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar second draft, chapter 1, page 10.

Typescript of the last three stanzas of "The Tour"
undated
1 pagesTyped on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 14: folder 265

Typescript of the last three stanzas of "The Tour." The back of the page is Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar second draft, chapter 1, page 9.

Typescript of "The Tour"
1962 October 25
2 pagesTyped on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 14: folder 265

Revised typescript of "The Tour." The backs of the pages are Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar second draft, chapter 1, pages 8 and 1. The number of pages is calculated on page one of The Bell Jar draft.

Typescript of "The Tour"
undated
1 pagesTyped on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 14: folder 265

Revised typescript of "The Tour" with "Uniforms" and a list of people who wear uniforms written upside down at bottom of page in Sylvia Plath's hand. The backs of the pages are Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar second draft, chapter 1, pages 8 and 1. The number of pages is calculated on page one of The Bell Jar draft. The back of the page has Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar second draft, chapter 3, page 7.

Typescript of "The Tour"
undated
2 pages
Box 14: folder 265

Revised typescript of "The Tour" with Sylvia Plath's "Nick and the Candlestick": item 4, pages 2 and 3 on the backs of the pages.

Typescript of "The Tour"
1962 October 25
6 pages
Box 14: folder 265

Corrected typescript (original and carbons) of "The Tour."

Printed version of "The Tour"
1971 May 28

Box 14: folder 265

Printed version from Times Literary Supplement 1971 May 28, page 610.

Holograph of "Trio of Love Songs 1"
1953 April 16

Box 14: folder 266
Scope and content:

Holograph of "Trio of Love Songs 1" with variant title "Parallax." The page is inscribed "For Enid - again with love..." and signed and dated by Sylvia Plath. This poem is published in Collected Poems with stanzas in different order.

Provenance:

Gift of Enid Epstein Mark, Smith College class of 1954, 1979.

Typescript of "Trio of Love Songs 1"
undated

Box 14: folder 266

Typescript carbon with poem titled "Parallax" and page headed "Triad of Love Lyrics." "Sold to Mlle! Nov, 1954 $30" is annotated in Sylvia Plath's hand.

Typescript of "Trio of Love Songs 2"
1953 April

Box 14: folder 267
Scope and content:

Holograph of "Trio of Love Songs 2" titled "Verbal Calisthentics." Inscribed in Sylvia Plath's hand "For Enid -- in memory of units, Mr. D., Smith Review, Press Board and all the other fields of common loves" and signed and dated by Sylvia Plath.

Provenance:

Gift of Enid Epstein Mark, Smith College class of 1954, 1979.

Typescript of "Trio of Love Songs 2"
between 1957 September and 1958 September

Box 14: folder 267

Typescript of "Trio of Love Songs 2" with variant title "Verbal Calisthentics."

Typescript of "Trio of Love Songs 3"
between 1957 September and 1958 September

Box 14: folder 267a

Revised typescript of "Trio of Love Songs 3", printed in Collected Poems as the third section of "Trio of Love Songs."

Printed version of "Trio of Love Songs 3"
spring 1954

Box 14: folder 267a
Scope and content:

Printed version in Smith Review spring 1954, page 3, with variant title "Admonition." "Sylvia Plath" is written on the cover in her own hand in addition to annotations by Aurelia Plath.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Photocopy of printed version of "Trio of Love Songs 3"
1967 May

Box 14: folder 267a
Scope and content:

Photocopy of printed version from The Harvard Advocate volume CI, number 1, page 2, with variant title "Admonition."

Location of originals:

Original filed with "Danse Macabre."

Holograph of "Totem"
January 28, probably 1963
2 pages
Box 14: folder 264

Holograph of "Totem" with Sylvia Plath's "Fever 103°": item 5, page 1 on the back of page one and "Lady Lazarus": item 4, page 2 on the back of page 2.

Typescript of "Totem"
1963 January 28
1 pages
Box 14: folder 264

Typescript of "Totem" with "Death & Co.": item 4, page 1 and the back of the page.

Typescript of "Totem"
1963 January 28
1 pages
Box 14: folder 264

Corrected carbon typescript of "Totem."

Galley proof of "Totem" and "The Bald Madonnas"
probably spring 1963
1 pages
Box 14: folder 264

Galley proof from The New Statesman, unpublished, probably corrected by Ted Hughes.

Photocopy of printed version of "Totem" and "The Munich Mannequins"
1964

Box 14: folder 264

Photocopy of printed version from New York Review of Books page 13.

Typescript of "Triolet Frivole"
between 1952 and 1955

Box 14: folder 268

Typescript of "Triolet Frivole", revised by Sylvia Plath, with multiple versions of one line. The poem not printed in Collected Poems.

Typescript of "Triolet Frivole"
probably 1955

Box 14: folder 268

Typescript of "Triolet Frivole", annotated by Alfred Young Fisher. The poem not printed in Collected Poems.

Photocopies of "Tulips"


Box 14: folder 269
Scope and content:

Early drafts, holograph and typescript, some with variant titles ("Sickroom Tulips," "Tulips in Hospital"), one page dated 1961 Mar 18. With holograph letter, 1961 Aug 22, from Sylvia Plath to Jack [John] Sweeney, presenting him with the "work-sheets" of "Tulips." Also: handwritten poem by Ted Hughes, headed "These were lines to Frieda at about 6 months," with the first line "You roam with my every move".

Provenance:

Gift of Peter K. Steinberg, 11/2007. With CD of these pages.

Location of originals:

Houghton Library, Harvard University, with copies of their guides to these drafts.

Typescript of "Tulips"
1961 March 18
2 pages
Box 14: folder 269

Typescript of "Tulips" revised, dated, and annotated by Sylvia Plath. "New Yorker Mermaid Festival 1961 New Yorker. April 7, 1962 PEN: October 1963" is annotated at the top in Sylvia Plath's hand.

Printed version of "Tulips"
probably 1961

Box 14: folder 269
Scope and content:

Printed version in Poetry at the Mermaid, Souvenir Programme, pages 53-54.

Provenance:

Gift of Ann Safford Mandel, Smith College class of 1953, 10/21/1977.

Typescript of "Tulips"
1962 April 7

Box 14: folder 269

Typescript, printer's copy, for typesetting prior to publication in The New Yorker, 1962 Apr, with stamped date. Instructions for typesetting are on the back of first page.

Printed version of "Tulips"
1962 April 7

Box 14: folder 269

Two copies of printed version from The New Yorker volume 38, page 40. Annotated by Sylvia Plath.

Printed version of "Tulips"
1962 April 7

Box 14: folder 269
Scope and content:

Printed version from The New Yorker volume 38, page 40.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Printed version of "Twelfth Night"
1952 December

Box 43.1: folder 10
Scope and content:

Printed version in Seventeen 1952 December, page 75. Page 48 includes an announcement of Sylvia Plath as winner of second prize in Seventeen's short story contest, for "Initiation." From the library of Sylvia Plath, with annotations on the front cover by her and by Aurelia Plath.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Typescript of "Two Campers in Cloud Country"
1960 July

Box 14: folder 270

Typescript carbon of "Two Campers in Cloud Country" annotated, dated and revised by Sylvia Plath. "New Yorker" is annotated at the top in Sylvia Plath's hand.

Typescript of "Two Campers in Cloud Country"
1963 August 3

Box 14: folder 270

Typescript, printer's copy, edited for typesetting prior to publication in The New Yorker, 1963 Aug 3, stamped date. Typesetting instructions on the back of the page.

Printed version of "Two Campers in Cloud Country"
1963 August 3

Box 14: folder 270

Printed version in The New Yorker.

Typescript of "Two Lovers and a Beachcomber by the Real Sea" (poem)
1955 April 14

Box 14: folder 271

Typescript of the poem "Two Lovers and a Beachcomber by the Real Sea" annotated by Alfred Young Fisher. "For Mr. Fisher April 14 1955" is typed on the back of the page in addition to Fisher's annotation "No meeting next week on Thursday 28 April".

Typescript of "Two Lovers and a Beachcomber by the Real Sea" (poem)
between 1950 and 1955

Box 14: folder 271

Typescript of the poem "Two Lovers and a Beachcomber by the Real Sea" with "Sold: Mlle: Aug. 1955--$15" annotated in Sylvia Plath's hand.

Typescript of "Two Lovers and a Beachcomber by the Real Sea" (poem)


Box 14: folder 271

Typescript of the poem "Two Lovers and a Beachcomber by the Real Sea" with page numbered 41, probably from the book "Two Lovers and a Beachcomber" [1956-1957].

Printed version of "Two Lovers and a Beachcomber by the Real Sea" (poem)
1955 August

Box 43: folder 5

Printed version in Mademoiselle 1955 Aug, pages 52 and 62. In Cris Christiaen (Mt. Holyoke College class of 1955), "Poet on College Time," pages 49, 52, 62, about Mt. Holyoke College's intercollegiate Glascock Poetry Contest, won by Sylvia Plath in 1955.

Printed version of "Two Lovers and a Beachcomber by the Real Sea" (poem), "Resolve" and "Dream with Clam Diggers"
1957 March 9

Box 14: folder 271
Scope and content:

Two copies of printed version in Granta volume 61, page 5.

Separated material:

One copy with tape residue, removed from SP's scrapbook

Photocopy of printed version of "Two Lovers and a Beachcomber by the Real Sea" (poem)
1973

Box 14: folder 271
Scope and content:

Photocopy of printed version from Preludes: Selected Poems from the Kathryn Irene Glascock Intercollegiate Poetry Contest 1924-1973. South Hadley, Mass.: Mount Holyoke College, 1973, page 35-36.

Provenance:

Gift of the Estate of Henry L. Seaver, 6/22/1976.

Location of originals:

Book shelved with Mortimer Rare Book Collection: 825 P696tw.

Photocopies of poems in the book "Two Lovers and a Beachcomber"
ca.probably 1956-1957

Box 14: folder 272
Scope and content:

Incomplete set of photocopies of poems from the book "Two Lovers and a Beachcomber" by Sylvia Plath Hughes.

Location of originals:

Originals filed by individual poem titles.

Typescript of "Two Sisters of Persephone"

1 pages
Box 14: folder 273

Typescript carbon of "Two Sisters of Persephone", page numbered 8, probably from the book "Two Lovers and a Beachcomber" [1956-1957].

Photocopy of a typescript of "Two Sisters of Persephone"

2 pages
Box 14: folder 273
Scope and content:

Photocopy of a typescript of "Two Sisters of Persephone", pages numbered 55-56, probably from the book The Colossus [1959-1960].

Location of originals:

Original filed with "Berck-Plage."

Photocopy of printed version of "Two Sisters of Persephone", "Metamorphosis", and "Epitaph for Fire and Flower"
1957 Janurary

Box 14: folder 273
Scope and content:

Photocopy of printed version from Poetry volume 88, pages 235-6.

Location of originals:

Original filed with "Wreath for a Bridal."

Printed version of "Two Views of a Cadaver Room"
1959 November 6

Box 14: folder 274

Printed version from The Times Literary Supplement 1959 Nov 6, page xxiii, annotated by Sylvia Plath.

Printed version of "Two Views of a Cadaver Room"
1960 January 30

Box 14: folder 274

Printed version from The Nation volume 190, page 107.

Printed version of "Two Views of a Cadaver Room"
1960 January 30

Box 14: folder 274
Scope and content:

Printed version from The Nation volume 190, page 107.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Typescript of "Two Views of Withens"
ca.between 1960 January and 1961 August

Box 14: folder 275
Photocopy of printed version of "Vanity Fair"
spring 1957

Box 14: folder 276
Scope and content:

Photocopy of printed version from Gemini volume 1, number 1, page 6.

Location of originals:

Original filed with "Spinster" (Box 123, Folder 252, item 6).

Typescript carbon of "Virgin in a Tree"
ca.not before 1958 March

Box 14: folder 277
Holograph of "Waking in Winter"
undated
2 pages
Box 14: folder 278

Holograph of "Waking in Winter" annotated by Sylvia Plath, with variant title "Woman as Landscape", the first page is numbered. The back of page one: Sylvia Plath. The Bell Jar: third draft, page 204. Back of page 2: Sylvia Plath. The Bell Jar: third draft, page 197.

Holograph of "Waking in Winter"
undated
1 pages
Box 14: folder 278

Holograph of "Waking in Winter", revised by Sylvia Plath, with variant title "The Ninth Month", page numbered 2. The back of the page is page 203 from Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar third draft.

Holograph of "Waking in Winter"
undated
1 pages
Box 14: folder 278

Holograph of "Waking in Winter", revised by Sylvia Plath, page numbered 3. The back of the page is page 201 from Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar third draft.

Typescript of "Waking in Winter"
undated

Box 14: folder 278

Typescript of "Waking in Winter", revised by Sylvia Plath. The back of the page is page 200 from Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar third draft.

Printed version of "Waking in Winter"
early summer 1975

Box 14: folder 278

Printed version from Bananas, number 2, page 25.

Printed version of "Waking in Winter", "Barren Woman", and "Perseus"
1981 August 2

Box 14: folder 278
Scope and content:

Printed version from The New York Times Book Review 1981 Aug 2, page 7. "Waking in Winter" is titled "Walking in Winter." The clipping is annotated by Aurelia Plath. With the entire issue of the NYT Book Review.

Provenance:

Clipping, gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Provenance:

Entire issue, anonymous gift, 08/07/1981.

Typescript of "Watercolor of Grantchester Meadows"
1959 April 26

Box 14: folder 280
General

Date supplied by Aurelia Plath.

Printed version of "Watercolor of Grantchester Meadows"
1960 May 28

Box 14: folder 280

Printed version from The New Yorker volume 36, page 30, with the printed title "Water Color of Grantchester Meadows." Includes "(Cambridge, England)" under title. "MAY 28, 1960" is written in Sylvia Plath's hand at the top.

Printed version of "Watercolor of Grantchester Meadows"
1960 May 28

Box 14: folder 280
Scope and content:

Printed version from The New Yorker volume 36, page 30, with the printed title "Water Color of Grantchester Meadows." Includes "(Cambridge, England)" under the title. Annotated by Aurelia Plath.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Typescript of "Wayfaring at the Whitney: A Study in Sculptural Dimensions"
probably 1955
2 pages
Box 14: folder 281

Typescript of "Wayfaring at the Whitney: A Study in Sculptural Dimensions" annotated by Alfred Young Fisher. Not printed in Collected Poems. Includes three titles: " 'Kafka' by Sahl Swarz", " 'Daedalus and Icarus' by Lindsay Daen", and " 'Three Caryatids Without a Portico' by Hugo Robus."

Photocopy of printed version of "Wayfaring at the Whitney: A Study in Sculptural Dimensions"
winter 1956

Box 14: folder 281
Scope and content:

Photocopy of printed version of "Three Caryatids Without a Portico' by Hugo Robus" from Chequer, number 9, page 3.

Location of originals:

Original filed with "Epitaph in Three Parts."

Typescript of "White Girl Between Yellow Curtains"
probably 1955

Box 14: folder 282

Typescript of "White Girl Between Yellow Curtains" annotated by Alfred Young Fisher. Not printed in Collected Poems.

Photocopies of typescript of "White Phlox" and letter from Sylvia Plath to Hans Joachim Neupert
1949 October 10

Box 14: folder 283

Typescript headed "Sylvia Plath Age 16 Wellesley, Mass". Enclosed with letter to Hans Joachim Neupert in which she discusses this and other enclosed poems, "Gone is the River," "The Farewell," "The Stranger," and "City Streets."

Typescript of "White Phlox"
ca.not after 1952 August

Box 14: folder 283

Typescript carbon of "White Phlox", edited and annotated by Sylvia Plath. "Sold $3.50 to C.S. Monitor August—1952" is annotated in Sylvia Plath's hand.

Printed version of "White Phlox"
1952 August 27

Box 14: folder 283
Scope and content:

Printed version from The Christian Science Monitor 1952 Aug 27, page 12. The date is written in Aurelia Plath's hand.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Typescript of "Whiteness I Remember"
ca.not before 1958 July

Box 14: folder 284

Typescript of "Whiteness I Remember", revised by Sylvia Plath and crossed-out, with variant title "Runaway (Sam)." The back of the page has a typescript of "The Great Carbuncle."

Typescript of "Whiteness I Remember"
between 1958 September and 1959 June

Box 14: folder 284

Typescript of "Whiteness I Remember", with variant title "Sam", annotated by Sylvia Plath. The title is underlined and "CS Monitor" is written next to the title in Sylvia Plath's hand.

Typescript of "Whiteness I Remember"
ca.not before 1958 July

Box 14: folder 284

Typescript carbon of "Whiteness I Remember", revised.

Printed version of "Whiteness I Remember"
1959 March 5

Box 14: folder 284

Two copies of printed version from The Christian Science Monitor 1959 Mar 5, page 12. 1 copy annotated by Sylvia Plath and with tape residue, removed from Sylvia Plath's scrapbook.

Typescript of "Whitsun"
1961 February 14

Box 14: folder 285

Typescript of "Whitsun" dated by Sylvia Plath and "London Magazine" annotated at the top in her hand.

Typescript of "Whitsun"
between 1961 August and 1962 December

Box 14: folder 285
Photocopy of printed version of "Whitsun," "Zoo Keeper's Wife," "You're," "Small Hours," "Parliament Hill Fields," and "Leaving Early"
1961 August

Box 14: folder 285
Scope and content:

Photocopy of printed version from The London Magazine new series, volume 1, number 5, page 9. Page 5 is headed "Six Poems." Annotated by Aurelia Plath.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Typescript of "Widow"
1961 May 16

Box 14: folder 286

Typescript carbon of "Widow", dated by Sylvia Plath with "Poetry (Chicago)" annotated in her hand at the top.

Typescript of "Winter Landscape with Rooks"
between 1957 September and 1958 September

Box 14.1: folder 287
Photocopy of typescript of "A Winter Ship"
undated

Box 14.1: folder 288
Scope and content:

Photocopy of a typescript of "A Winter Ship" with pages numbered 36 and 37, probably from the book The Colossus [1959-1960].

Location of originals:

Original filed with "Words heard, by accident, over the phone" (item 3).

Printed version of "A Winter Ship"
1960 July

Box 14.1: folder 288

Printed version from The Atlantic Monthly volume 206, page 65. Annotated by Sylvia Plath.

Printed version of "A Winter Ship"
1960 July

Box 14.1: folder 288
Scope and content:

Printed version from The Atlantic Monthly volume 206, page 65. Annotated by Aurelia Plath.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Printed version of "A Winter Ship"
1961 February

Box 14.1: folder 288

Printed version from Encounter volume 16, page 23. Annotated by Sylvia Plath.

Typescript of "A Winter's Tale"
ca.not after 1959 December

Box 14.1: folder 289

Typescript carbon of "A Winter's Tale" annotated and revised by Sylvia Plath. "New Yorker: Oct 7 $90" is annotated at the top in Sylvia Plath's hand.

Typescript of "A Winter's Tale"
1959 October 7

Box 14.1: folder 289

Typescript of "A Winter's Tale", edited for typesetting prior to publication in The New Yorker. Instructions for typesetting also on the reverse. Stamped: Dec 12 1959.

Printed version of "A Winter's Tale"
1959 December 12

Box 14.1: folder 289

Printed version from The New Yorker volume 35, page 116. Annotated by Sylvia Plath.

Printed version of "A Winter's Tale"
1959 December 12

Box 14.1: folder 289
Scope and content:

Printed version from The New Yorker volume 35, page 116. Annotated by Aurelia Plath.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Holograph of "Winter Trees"
1962 November 26
2 pages
Box 14.1: folder 290

Holograph of "Winter Trees" with variant title "Trees." The back of the pages have Sylvia Plath's "Stings": item 9, pages 1 and 2.

Typescript of "Winter Trees"
1962 November 26
1 pages
Box 14.1: folder 290

Typescript of "Winter Trees" with variant title "Trees." The back of the page is Sylvia Plath's "The Arrival of the Bee Box": item 4, page 1.

Photocopy and original typescript of "Winter Trees"
1962 November 26
3 pages
Box 14.1: folder 290
Scope and content:

Original and carbon typescripts of "Winter Trees" with variant titles "Trees" and "Winter" added to the title on the original in Sylvia Plath's hand. The back of carbon 2 has Sylvia Plath's "Brasilia": item 2, page 3. Carbon 2 is a photocopy.

Location of originals:

Original of carbon 2 is filed with "Brasilia."

Photocopy and original typescript of "Winter Trees"
1962 November 26
3 pages
Box 14.1: folder 290
Scope and content:

Original and carbon typescripts of "Winter Trees" with variant titles "Trees" and "Winter" added to the title on the original in Sylvia Plath's hand. The back of carbon 2 has Sylvia Plath's "Brasilia": item 2, page 1. Carbon 2 is a photocopy.

Location of originals:

Original of carbon 2 is filed with "Brasilia."

Typescript of "Winter Trees"
November 26-30, probably 1962
2 pages
Box 14.1: folder 290

Typescript carbon of "Winter Trees", corrected. "Observer Jan 13 '63" is written and circled in red at the top of page 1 in Sylvia Plath's hand.

Typeset proof of "Winter Trees"
undated
1 pages
Box 14.1: folder 290

Typeset proof from the Observer, corrected.

Printed version of "Winter Trees"
1963 January 13
1 pages
Box 14.1: folder 290

Printed version from the Observer. Also includes "Separation" by David Wevill.

Page proofs for Winter Trees (book)
1971

Box 14.1: folder 291

Corrected page proofs.

Photocopy of typescripts for Winter Trees (book)


Box 14.1: folder 292
Scope and content:

Typescript (photocopy) of a collection of Sylvia Plath's poems, titled "Late Poems and Three Women." [36] pages. Also typed on title page: "From: Olwyn Hughes." With a typed letter, 1972 May 24, from Susan Sueyres, assistant to Frances McCullough at Harper & Row, to Aurelia Plath, beginning: "Fran wanted me to send you a copy of WINTER TREES some time ago."

Provenance:

Gift of Anne Anderson, Smith College class of 1955, and Mary Jamieson, class of 1958, in honor of Helen O'Connell, class of 1931.

Typescript of "Winter Words"
probably 1955
2 pages
Box 14.1: folder 293

Typescript of "Winter Worlds" annotated by Alfred Young Fisher. Not printed in Collected Poems.

Holograph of "Wintering"
October 8, probably 1962
2 pagesWritten on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 14.1: folder 294

Holograph of "Wintering", numbered 5 in Bees series. The backs of the pages are pages 8 and 9 of Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar second draft, chapter 4.

Typescript of "Wintering"
October 9, probably 1962
2 pagesTyped on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 14.1: folder 294

Typescript of "Wintering", numbered 5 at the left of the title. The back of the pages are pages 5 and 6 of Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar second draft, chapter 4.

Typescript of "Wintering"
1962 October 9
2 pagesTyped on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 14.1: folder 294

Revised typescript of "Wintering", numbered 5 at the left of the title. The back of the pages have pages 1 and 2 of an unidentified Ted Hughes play.

Typescript of "Wintering"
1962 October 9
2 pages
Box 14.1: folder 294

Corrected typescript (carbon) of "Wintering", series title Bees. Poem numbered 5 at the left of the title.

Photocopy of a typescript of the first 28 lines of "Wintering"
undated
1 pages
Box 14.1: folder 294
Scope and content:

Photocopy of a corrected typescript of the first 28 lines of "Wintering", double-spaced and revised. The back of the page is Sylvia Plath's "Edge": item 1, page 1.

Location of originals:

Original filed with "Edge."

Typescript of "Wintering"
1962 October 9
2 pages
Box 14.1: folder 294

Typescript carbon of "Wintering", corrected, series title Bees The poem is numbered 5 at the left of the title.

Photocopy of a typescript of the first 4 stanzas of "Wintering"
undated
3 pages
Box 14.1: folder 294
Scope and content:

Photocopies of original and carbon typescripts of "Wintering", revised, series title Bees (4). Includes the last 5 stanzas of "Stings."

Location of originals:

Originals filed with "Stings" (Box 13, Folder 255, item 12).

Photocopy of printed version of "Wintering" and "The Arrival of the Bee Box"
1963 April

Box 14.1: folder 294
Scope and content:

Photocopy of printed version from The Atlantic 1963 Apr, pages 70-71.

Location of originals:

Original filed with "The Arrival of the Bee Box" (Box 6, Folder 19, item 6).

Holograph of "Words"
1963 February 1
1 pages
Box 14.1: folder 295

Holograph of "Words", signed by Sylvia Plath.

Typescript of "Words"
1963 February 1
1 pages
Box 14.1: folder 295

Typescript of "Words", revised. Sylvia Plath's "Mary's Song": item 7, page 1, on the back of the page.

Typescript of "Words"
1963 February 1
2 pages
Box 14.1: folder 295

Original and carbon typescripts of "Words", corrected.

Typescript of "Words Fall to Winter"
between 1955 September and 1956 December

Box 14.1: folder 296

Typescript of "Words Fall to Winter" revised by Sylvia Plath.

Typescript of "Words for a Nursery"
between 1961 August and 1962 December

Box 14.1: folder 297

Typescript carbon of "Words for a Nursery" annotated by Sylvia Plath. "Atlantic Monthly" annotated at the top in Sylvia Plath's hand.

Printed version of "Words for a Nursery"
1961 August

Box 14.1: folder 297

Printed version from The Atlantic Monthly volume 208, page 66. Annotated by Sylvia Plath.

Printed version of "Words for a Nursery"
1961 August

Box 14.1: folder 297
Scope and content:

Printed version from The Atlantic Monthly volume 208, page 66. Annotated by Aurelia Plath.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Holograph of "Words heard, by accident, over the phone"
undated
1 pages
Box 14.1: folder 298

Holograph of "Words heard, by accident, over the phone", variant title "Words." The back of the page has the first 7 stanzas of "Full Fathom Five", numbered 38, probably from The Colossus.

Typescript of "Words heard, by accident, over the phone"
undated
1 pages
Box 14.1: folder 298

Typescript of "Words heard, by accident, over the phone", revised. The back of the page has the last 7 lines of "A Winter Ship", page numbered 37, probably from The Colossus.

Typescript of "Words heard, by accident, over the phone"
1962 July 11
1 pages
Box 14.1: folder 298

Typescript of "Words heard, by accident, over the phone", revised. The back of the page has the first 23 lines of "A Winter Ship", page numbered 36, probably from The Colossus.

Typescript of "Words heard, by accident, over the phone"
1962 July 11
1 pages
Box 14.1: folder 298

Carbon typescript of "Words heard, by accident, over the phone", corrected.

Typescript of "Wreath for a Bridal"
between 1955 September and 1956 December

Box 14.1: folder 299

Typescript of "Wreath for a Bridal" edited and annotated by Sylvia Plath. "Sold: Poetry" is annotated at the top in Sylvia Plath's hand.

Typescript of "Wreath for a Bridal"

1 pages
Box 14.1: folder 299

Carbon typescript of "Wreath for a Bridal", numbered 1, probably from the book "Two Lovers and a Beachcomber" [1956-1957].

Printed version of "Wreath for a Bridal," "Dream with Clam-Diggers," "Strumpet Song," Metamorphosis," "Two Sisters of Persephone," "Epitaph for Fire and Flower."
1957 January

Box 14.1: folder 299

Printed version from Poetry volume 88, pages 231-37.

Printed version of "Wreath for a Bridal"
1957 January

Box 14.1: folder 299
Scope and content:

Printed version from Poetry volume 88, pages 231-37. Annotations by Aurelia Plath.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Printed version of "Wreath for a Bridal"
1970

Box 14.1: folder 299
Scope and content:

Printed version: Frensham, Farnham, Surrey, England: The Sceptre Press, 1970. Copy number 68 of an edition of 100 copies.

Provenance:

Gift of Ann Safford Mandel, Smith College class of 1953, 10/21/1977.

Typescript of "Wuthering Heights"
between 1961 August and 1962 December

Box 14.1: folder 300
Typescript of "Wuthering Heights"
1961 September

Box 14.1: folder 300

Typescript of "Wuthering Heights" annotated by Sylvia Plath. Date and "New Statesman" annotated at the top in Sylvia Plath's hand.

Printed version of "Wuthering Heights"
1962 March 16

Box 14.1: folder 300

Printed version from New Statesman volume 63, page 390.

Typescript of "Yado: The Grand Manor"
ca.not after 1959 October

Box 14.1: folder 301

Typescript carbon of "Yaddo: The Grand Manor" annotated by Sylvia Plath. "C S Monitor: OCt 13 $10" annotated at the top in Sylvia Plath's hand.

Printed version of "Yado: The Grand Manor"
1959 October

Box 14.1: folder 301
Scope and content:

Printed version from The Christian Science Monitor with photocopy of complete page in CSM.

Separated material:

With tape residue; removed from SP's scrapbook.

Typescript of "Yadwigha, on a Red Couch, Among Lilies"
between 1958 March and September

Box 14.1: folder 302

Typescript of "Yadwigha, on a Red Couch, Among Lilies". Title is underlined in red pencil and "C S Monitor" is annotated at the top in Sylvia Plath's hand.

Printed version of "Yadwigha, on a Red Couch, Among Lilies"
1959 March 26

Box 14.1: folder 302
Scope and content:

Two copies of the printed version from The Christian Science Monitor 1959 Mar 26, page 8, annotated by Sylvia Plath. One copy annotated by Plath and with tape residue.

Separated material:

Removed from SP's scrapbook.

Holograph of "Years"
1962 November 16
3 pagesWritten on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 14.1: folder 303
Revised typescript of "Years"
undated
1 pagesTyped on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 14.1: folder 303
Revised typescript of "Years"
1962 November 16
1 pagesTyped on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 14.1: folder 303
Photocopy of a typescript of "Years"
1962 November 16
2 pages
Box 14.1: folder 303
Location of originals:

Original filed with "The Fearful"

Scope and content:

Photocopy of original and carbon typescripts of "Years" revised. The back of page 1 has Sylvia Plath's "The Fearful": item 2, page 1.

Typescript of "Years"
1962 November 16
1 pages
Box 14.1: folder 303

Carbon typescript of "Years", revised.

Typescript of "Years"
1962 November 16
3 pages
Box 14.1: folder 303

Original and carbon typescripts of "Years."

Printed version of "Years," "The Bee Meeting," "Stings," "Cut," "Letter in November," "The Couriers," and Mary's Song"
1963 April

Box 14.1: folder 303
Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Scope and content:

Printed version from The London Magazine new series, volume 3, number 1, page 32. Page 25 is headed "Seven Poems." Annotated by Aurelia Plath.

Typescript of "You're"
ca.not after 1961 June

Box 14.1: folder 304

Typescript of "You're" corrected and annotated by Sylvia Plath. "Harper's London Magazine BBC" is annotated at the top in Sylvia Plath's hand.

Typescript of "You're"
between 1961 August and 1962 December

Box 14.1: folder 304

Typescript of "You're" with "(Harper's)/(London Magazine)/(BBC)" typed at the top.

Printed version of "You're"
1961 June

Box 14.1: folder 304

Two copies of printed version from Harper's magazine, volume 222, page 40. Annotated by Sylvia Plath.

Printed version of "You're"
1961 June

Box 14.1: folder 304
Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Scope and content:

Two copies of printed version from Harper's magazine, volume 222, page 40. Annotated by Aurelia Plath.

Typeset proof of "You're," "Zoo Keeper's Wife," "Small Hours," "Parliament Hill Fields," "Whitsun," "Leaving Early," "In Plaster."
probably 1961

Box 14.1: folder 304

Typeset proof for publication in The London Magazine with heading "Seven Poems", corrected and revised and initialed by Sylvia Plath.

Printed version of "You're," "Zoo Keeper's Wife," "Small Hours," "Parliament Hill Fields," "Whitsun," "Leaving Early"
1961 August

Box 14.1: folder 304

Printed version from The London Magazine new series 1, pages 5-10.

Typescript of "You're"
undated

Box 14.1: folder 304

Carbon typescript of "You're" numbered 38, probably for Ted Hughes' book Ariel.

Photocopy of printed version of "You're," "Zoo Keeper's Wife," "Small Hours," "Parliament Hill Fields," "Whitsun," and "Leaving Early"
1961 August

Box 14.1: folder 304
Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Scope and content:

Photocopy of printed version from The London Magazine, new series, volume 1, number 5, page 6. Page 5 is headed "Six Poems." Annotations by Aurelia Plath.

Printed version of "You're"
1966

Box 14.1: folder 304
Provenance:

Gift of Ann Safford Mandel, Smith College class of 1953, 10/22/1977.

Scope and content:

Printed version in Critical Quarterly Poetry Supplement Number 7, New Poems 1966 number 7, page 13.

Typescript of "Zoo Keeper's Wife"
undated

Box 14.1: folder 305

Typescript of "Zoo Keeper's Wife" annotated and corrected by Sylvia Plath, including autograph correction of a typing error. "London Magazine" is annotated at the top in Sylvia Plath's hand.

Printed version of "Zoo Keeper's Wife," "You're," "Small Hours," "Parliament Hill Fields," "Whitsun," and "Leaving Early."
1961 August

Box 14.1: folder 305
Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Scope and content:

Pinted version from The London Magazine, new series, volume 1, number 5, pages 5-6. Page 5 is headed "Six Poems." Annotations by Aurelia Plath.

Poem subjects
1959-1962


Scope and content:

Most of these manuscript lists of potential poem subjects, as well as possible poem titles, were written by Ted Hughes, with some additions by Sylvia Plath, and annotations by both Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath. The lists are written on various sizes of different kinds of paper. Items were dated when cataloged based on internal evidence (e.g., some dates do appear on some pages) and external sources (e.g., dates on which certain poems are known to have been composed and/or published). Notes on how suggested dates were arrived at are written on the item folders. The first entry on each list is used as an item title.

Arrangement:

The items are listed here roughly in chronological order.

List of poem subjects beginning "Stains"
probably 1959
2 pages2 pages (1 leaf)
Box 14.2: folder 306

List of poem subjects with a holograph poem of Ted Hughes beginning, "I'm a canteen worker" on the back of the page.

List of poem subjects beginning "Old woman at dawn"
probably 1959
1 pages
Box 14.2: folder 306
List of poem subjects beginning "An English farmer"
ca.after 1960
1 pages
Box 14.2: folder 306

"Private Ground" is writen in Plath's hand. The back of the page has a Sussex, UK house description on the letterhead of Wm. Wood, Son & Gardner (half sheet only).

List of poem subjects beginning "Queen Mary's..."
between summer 1959 and 1961
1 pagesList on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 14.2: folder 306
List of poem subjects beginning "Water drop in underground grotto"
after 1960 April 1 - 1962

Box 14.2: folder 306

"The Pheasant", "Rabbit Snares", "Sheep by moonlight & Christ tree", and "Owl mobbed by birds" are in Plath's hand. The back of the page is a carbon typescript of a page numbered 53 of Ted Hughes' play The Calm.

List of poem subjects beginning "Gulls, coming into Southampton"
1960 July 5-1962

Box 14.2: folder 306

Plath has written some poem titles next to Hughes subjects, including "On Deck," "The Hanging Man," "Crossing the Water," "Sleep in the Mohave Desert." Also in Plath's hand: "Candles, Night Feeding, The Dwarf" and two lines beginning "The moon's round O-mouth of sorrow".

List of poem subjects beginning "The weight of things"
probably 1961 February
1 pagesList on the interior of an envelope.
Box 14.2: folder 306
List of poem subjects beginning "Finisterre"
maybe 1961
List on cardboard.
Box 14.2: folder 306
Submission lists
1959 September-1963 February 4
4 items
Box 14.2: folder 307

These typed and handwritten lists by Sylvia Plath record details of where she submitted her poems for publication, including dates of a poem's acceptance and/or amount paid to her. There is extensive handwritten annotation, underlining, and markings in red pencil and ink.

Lists of publications
1959-1961


This folder includes various typed lists by Sylvia Plath of her published writing (poems, articles, and stories), usually including the title, where published, and the date of publication. Some of these have Sylvia Plath's annotations and underlining.

List beginning "I have published the following poems in magazines"
1959
3 pages3 pages (2 leaves)
Box 14.2: folder 308

Original and carbon typescript of published poems. These pages may be drafts for Sylvia Plath's Yaddo application in 1959. In addition to the list of her publications, she writes about a "project," beginning: "The general nature of my project is to complete my book of poems, The Bull Of Bendylaw, …"

List beginning "Published Articles & Stories"
probably 1959-1961
2 pages
Box 14.2: folder 308

Typescript list with entries dated from 1956-1959. Sylvia Plath's handwritten additions include publications in 1960 and 1961.

"List of Publications"
1961 August

Box 14.2: folder 308

Carbon typescript with entries dated from 1957 through August 1961.

Typescript and holograph lists of poems by Sylvia Plath annotated where published
undated
1 pages(1 typescript page)4 pages4 pages (3 leaves)
Box 14.2: folder 308

One page typescript and 4 pages holograph lists of Sylvia Plath's poems, annotated with where published, and with Sylvia Plath's underlining and additional annotations. The back of one half-page is a typescript, with annotation by Sylvia Plath, of the end of her poem "Leaving Early." The back of another half-page is the beginning of a typed letter (1961 September 16) to Jennifer Hassell (A.M. Health & Co., London) concerning the possible publication of her own and Ted Hughes' books for children.

6. Reviews
approximately 1957-1962
.25 linear feet(7 folders)

Arrangement:

Arranged in alphabetical order by the title of the item reviewed.

Scope and content:

This subseries contains typescripts, galleys, and printed versions of Sylvia Plath's reviews of other's works.

Typescript review of The Emperor's Oblong Pancake, The Three Robbers, and The Funny Thing
1962 May 18
3 pages
Box 15: folder 1

Carbon typescript of Sylvia Plath's review of three children's books: Peter Hughes The Emperor's Oblong Pancake; Tomi Ungerer, The Three Robbers; Wanda Gag, The Funny Thing.The review also includes seven other books "also recommended." One manuscript revision on page 3 and in Plath's hand at top: New Statesman, May 18, 1962. Typed name and address (Devon).

Typeset galley proof of "General Jodpur's Conversion"


Box 15: folder 2

Typeset galley proof of "General Jodpur's Conversion," a review of Janet Charters, The General; Jacqueline Ayer, A Wish for Little Sister; Gaby Baldner, Joba and the Wild Boar; and brief mentions of five other books. Two handwritten corrections by Plath. Published in The New Statesman.

Typescript review of Lord Byron's Wife

3 pages
Box 15: folder 3

Typescript (carbon), review of Lord Byron's Wife by Malcolm Ewin. Handwritten. revision and corrections by Sylvia Plath. Typed name and address (Devon).

Typescript review of Opal Whiteley, The Unsolved Mystery. Together with Opal Whiteley's Diary
ca.approximately 1962
2 pages
Box 15: folder 3.1

Carbon typescript of Sylvia Plath's review of Opal Whiteley by E.S. Bradburne (London: Putnam, 1962?). Typescript has some handwritten revision by Plath.

Galley proof of "Oregonian Originals"
1962 November 9
2 pages
Box 15: folder 3.2

Galley proof of "Oregonian Originals", a review of Opal Whiteley, The Wonderful Button, Little Blue and Little Yellow, and Punch and Judy Carry On, as well as five other books "also recommended." "New Statesman - 40" is at the type of the column and "NSproof for correction; please ring Wed. morning if any changes" is typed at the top. Review published in New Statesman, page 660, 1962 November 9.

Photocopy of printed version of review of The Stones of Troy
summer 1957

Box 15: folder 4
Scope and content:

Photocopy of printed version of Sylvia Plath's review of The Stones of Troy by C.A. Trypanis. Printed version from Gemini, pages 98-103, summer 1957.

Provenance:

Gift of Peter K. Steinberg, 5/2013.

Typescript review of The Wonderful Button, Little Blue and Little Yellow, and Punch and Judy Carry On

3 pages
Box 15: folder 4.1

Carbon typescript of Sylvia Plath's review of three children's books: The Wonderful Button, by Evan Hunter; Little Blue and Little Yellow, by Leo Lionni; and Punch and Judy Carry On, by Elizabeth and Gerald Rose. Review also includes five other books "also recommended." Typescript has one handwritten correction by Plath on page one, and typed name and Devon address.

Photocopy of original typescript review of The Wonderful Button


Box 15: folder 4.1
Scope and content:

Photocopy of the typescript originals of Syliva Plath's review of The Wonderful Button. Typescript contains numerous handwritten corrections and annotations by Plath and was typed of the backs of holograph and typed drafts of her poem "Getting There."

Location of originals:

Original filed with: Writings. Poems. Getting There.-0

7. Short stories
approximately 1949-1977 circa 1950-1978
1.25 linear feet(1 box; 4 folders in 2 oversize boxes)

Scope and content:

This subseries is comprised of published and upublshied works of short fiction by Sylvia Plath.

Arrangement:

Arranged alphabetically by title.

Holograph of "About a year ago I was babysitting..."
undated
4 pages4 pages (last blank)
Box 15: folder 5

Holograph of the short story "About a year ago I was babysitting..." Includes a pen and ink illustration of a child's head. Written on paper with printed letterhead: Connecticut General Life Insurance Company, From: E.H. Carroll, General Agent, Schenectady, N.Y.

Photocopy of typescript of unidentified story "Alison"


Box 15: folder 6
Scope and content:

Typescript (photocopy only), pages 10 and 11. Several handwritten. corrections by Plath. Typed on verso of drafts of Plath's poem "Sheep in Fog." The folder also contains a fragment of another unidentified story with a character named Alison (From Ted Hughes Papers, Emory University, Atlanta, GA).

Location of originals:

Originals filed with: Writings. Poems. Sheep in Fog.

Printed version of "All the Dead Dears"
summer 1957

Box 15: folder 7
Scope and content:

Printed version of "All the Dead Dears" in Gemini, volume 1, number 2, page 53, summer 1957. Annotated by Aurelia Plath. Also includes three poems by Ted Hughes: "Famous Poet," "Wind," and "Macaw and Little Miss." Also includes Plath's book review of The stones of Troy. Lane & Stevens 279.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Typescript of "Among the Bumblebees"

9 pages
Box 15: folder 8

Original and carbon typescript of "Among the Bumblebees," the last page a duplicate of page 4, crossed out. The typescript has a few handwritten annotations by Aurelia Plath in addition to her note attached to the title page that reads, "This is the original, which, in places, differs from the piece published in 'Johnny Panic.'" Typescript has typed namd and address (Smith College Lawrence House).

Printed version of "And Summer Will Not Come Again"
1950 August

Box 43: folder 6
Scope and content:

Two copies of the printed version in Seventeen August 1950, pages 191 and 275-6. First copy, Lane & Stevens 282. Second copy has "From the Library of Sylvia Plath" annotated by her on the front cover. Additionally annotated by Aurelia Plath including "The first published story (preceded by 45 rejections!)".

Provenance:

Annotated copy gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Printed version of "The Daughters of Blossom Street"
1960 May

Box 15: folder 9

Printed version from The London Magazine volume 7, pages 34-48. "London Magazine: May 1960" is written at the top in Sylvia Plath's hand. Annotated by Sylvia PLath. Lane & Stevens 290.

Printed version of "The Day Mr. Prescott Died"
1956 October 20

Box 15: folder 10
Scope and content:

Printed version in Granta volume LX, number 1166, pages 20-23, with Aurelia Plath's typed label on the front cover.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Typescript of "Day of Success"

17 pages
Box 15: folder 11

Typescript of "Day of Success" with typed name and address (London, Chalcot Square). Pages are punched with two holes on the left-hand side.

Printed version of "Den of Lions"
1951 May

Box 43.1: folder 8

Printed version from Seventeen 1951 May, pages 126-7 and 144-5. "Third prize, short-story contest." Includes color illustration by Floyd Johnson.

Printed version of "Den of Lions"
1951 May

Box 43.1: folder 8
Scope and content:

Printed version from Seventeen 1951 May, pages 126-7 and 144-5. "From the library of Sylvia Plath" annotated on the cover by her and Aurelia Plath.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Holograph of "An Evening at the Hoftizers"
undated
2 pages
Box 15: folder 12

Holograph of "An Evening at the Hoftizers", not in Lane & Stevens.

Printed version of "The Fifteen-Dollar Eagle"
autumn 1960

Box 15: folder 13

Printed version from The Sewanee Review volume 68, pages 603-618. "SEWANEE REVIEW: AUTUMN 1960" is typed at the head of the page. "Return to: Olwyn Hughes" is handwritten. Lane and Stevens 295.

Printed version of "The Fifteen-Dollar Eagle"
autumn 1960

Box 15: folder 13

Printed version from The Sewanee Review volume 68, pages 603-618. "Sewanee Review: Autumn 1960" is at hte top of the first page in Sylvia Plath's hand. Land and Stevens 295

Typescript of "The Fifty-Ninth Bear"

17 pages
Box 15: folder 14

Typescript carbons of "The Fifty-Ninth Bear" with extensive handwritten revisions by Plath. "London Mag" is at the head of the first page in Plath's hand. Includes typed name and Wellesley address.

Typescript of "The Fifty-Ninth Bear"

15 pages
Box 15: folder 14

Typescript with a few corrections of typing errors and one handwritten revision by Plath on page 13. Includes typed name and London, Chalcot Square address.

Holograph of "The Garden Party"
undated
4 pages4 pages (1 blank)Paper has 3 holes punched on the left side.
Box 15: folder 15
Printed version of "In the Mountains"
fall 1954

Box 15: folder 15.1
Scope and content:

Printed version in Smith Review fall 1954, pages 2-5. "Merry Christmas to mother from Sylvia 1954" is inscribed on the front cover. Annotated by Aurelia Plath. The issue also includes Sylvia Plath's poem "Circus in Three Rings."

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Holograph of "Initiation"
undated
1 pages
Box 15: folder 16

Early draft holograph with manuscript title "Heather-Birds eyebrows" and illustrated with pen and ink drawings of women.

Printed version of "Initiation"
1953 January

Box 43.1: folder 10
Scope and content:

Printed version in Seventeen 1953 January, pages 64 and 92-94, with accompanying woodcut illustration by Marjory Carolyn Clark on page 64. "From the library of Sylvia Plath" is annotated on the front cover by her and by Aurelia Plath.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Photocopy of a typescript of page 15 of "The Invisible Man"
undated

Box 15: folder 17
Scope and content:

Photocopy of page 15 of "The Invisible Man" on the back kof a revised holograph and typescript of Plath's poem "Berck-Plage."

Location of originals:

Original filed in Writings. Poems. Berck-Plage: Box 7, Folder 30, item 3.

Holograph of plot summary for "Irene"
undated
2 pages
Box 15: folder 18

Plot summary for a short story about an Irish maid, written on an index card.

Typescript of "Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams"

23 pages
Box 15: folder 19

Carbon typescript with typed name and Wellesley address.

Typescript of "Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams"

23 pages
Box 15: folder 19

Typescript with handwritten revisions on pages 3 and 10, with typed name and address (London, Chalcot Square changed in Plath's hand to London, Fitzroy Road).

Printing specimen for "Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams" (book)
1977
4 pages
Box 15: folder 19.1

Printing specimen for the Faber & Faber edition 1977. Three pages of text and last page lists printing and imposition specifications and instructions, with blank space for approvals. "Specimen submitted 25 March 1977". Some areas of dirt and inky fingerprints.

Typescript of "The Lucky Stone"

16 pages
Box 15: folder 20

Carbon typescript with correction and typing errors. "Sold £15.15.0 by Jennifer Hassell" written in Plath's hand at the top. Includes typed name and address (London, Chalcot Square).

Color photocopy of printed version of "The Lucky Stone"
1961 October 28

Box 15: folder 20
Scope and content:

Color photocopies of printed version with title "The Perfect Place" in My Weekly number 2498, pages 3-7 and 31.

Provenance:

Gift of Peter K. Steinberg, 3/27/2009.

Typescript of "Mothers"

11 pages
Box 15: folder 21

Carbon typescript with a few handwritten revisions and corrections, typed name and Devon address.

Typescript of "Mothers"

11 pages
Box 15: folder 21

Typescript originals with a few handwritten revisions and corrections in Plath's hand. Corrections are reflected in the printed version, with the title "The Mothers' Union." Includes typed name and Devon address.

"Printed version of "Mothers"
1972 October

Box 15: folder 21
Scope and content:

Printed version in McCall's volume C, number 1, pages 80, 126, 128, 130, and 142. Annotated by Aurelia Plath, including a typed label on the front cover: "p. 80 'The Mothers' Union' story by Sylvia, originally intended as a segment of what would have been Book III had she not burned the Ms. for Book II." Aurelia Plath also has heavily annotated (partly in shorthand) the article "My Parents Are My Friends" by Joyce Maynard.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Holograph of "The music wailed out from the radio..."
undated
3 pages(first 3 pages of a 12-page stapled section of lined notebook paper)
Box 15: folder 22
Typescript and holograph draft of "The New Zealand spinach was good that morning..."
probably 1950
10 pages(last blank)
Box 15: folder 23

Typescript and holograph draft illustrated with three pen and ink figure sketches.

Typeset galley proof of "Ocean 1212-W"
1963 August 29
3 pages
Box 15: folder 24

Typeset galley proof published in The Listener volume 70, pages 312-313. One handwritten correction on page 1. The proof is headed "The writer and his background." Typed note from the editor requests return of corrected proof by Friday, August 23.

Printed version of "Ocean 1212-W"
1963 August 29

Box 15: folder 24
Scope and content:

Printed version in The Listener pages 312-13. Front cover is annotated by Aurelia Plath.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Printed version of "The Perfect Setup"
1952 October

Box 43.1: folder 9
Scope and content:

Printed version in Seventeen 1952 October, pages 76, 100, and 102-04. Front cover annotated by Aurelia Plath.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Holograph of "Sally"
probably 1949 January 3
1 Leaves
Box 15: folder 25

Holograph writen on the back of paper with printed letterhead: Boston University, College of Practical Arts and Letters, 27 Garrison Street, Boston 16, Massachusetts; and typed date January 3, 1949.

Typescript of "Shadow Girl"

14 pages
Box 15: folder 26

Typescript with types name and Devon address.

Typescript of "Shadow Girl"

14 pages
Box 15: folder 26

Carbon typescript with typed name and Devon address.

Typescript of "The Smoky Blue Piano"

14 pages
Box 15: folder 27

Carbon typescript with handwritten revisions throughout by Plath. Revisions mainly change British words and expressions to American ones. Typescript with a scrap of paper with list of magazine with addresses (part typed, part in Plath's hand), originally clipped to first page. Includes typed name and address (Cambridge, Eltisley Avenue).

Typescript of "Snow Blitz"
probably 1963

Box 15: folder 28

Typescript with a few handwritten corrections and typed name and address (London, Fitzroy Road). Story published in Johnny Panic and the Bible of Dreams (1977), pages 27-35. Lane & Stevens 316.

Holograph notes for "Star Island" and plot summaries for seven additional stories
probably 1963
9 pages
Box 15: folder 29

Holograph notes for "Star Island" in addition to plot summaries for "The Bike Ride," "The Breakwater," "The Pink Comb," "None But the Lonely Heart," "Evening at the Hoftizers," and "Party Girl." Notes are illustrated with three sketches in ink.

Printed version of "Superman and Paula Brown's New Snowsuit"
spring 1955

Box 15: folder 29.1
Scope and content:

Printed version in Smith Review spring 1955, pages 19-21. Publication also includes Sylvia Plath's poem "Danse Macabre." "Sylvia Plath Lawrence" [House] is written in Sylvia Plath's hand on the front cover. The cover is also annotated by Aurelia Plath.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12-03-1983.

Printed version of "Sunday at the Mintons"
fall 1952

Box 15: folder 30
Scope and content:

Printed version in Smith Review fall 1952, page 3, with annotations by Aurelia Plath on the cover and the table of contents. Plath is listed as Smith College Class of 1954.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12-03-1983.

Printed version of "Sunday at the Mintons"
1952 August

Box 43: folder 2
Scope and content:

Printed version in Mademoiselle 1952 August, pages 255 and 371-378. "College Issue." Annotated by Aurelia Plath.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Printed version of "What I Found Out About Buddy Willard"
1971 April

Box 15: folder 31
Scope and content:

Printed version of "What I Found Out About Buddy Willard," an excerpt from The Bell Jar, in McCall's volume XCVIII, number 7, pages 86 and 125-129, with annotations by Aurelia Plath on the cover and page 86.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983

Typescript of "A Winter's Tale"

17 pages
Box 15: folder 32

Typescript with some handwritten revisions in Plath's hand and correction of typing errors. Includes typed name and Devon address.

Typescript of "A Winter's Tale"

17 pages
Box 15: folder 32

Typescript carbons with some handwritten revision in Plath's hand and correction of typing errors. Includes typed name and Devon address.

2. Correspondence
1940-1966
1.25 linear feet(4 boxes)

Scope and content:

This subseries is comprised of correspondence to and from Sylvia Plath.

Arrangement:

The correspondence is arranged in three subseries: From Plath (arranged alphabetically by the name of the person to whom Plath is writing) and To Plath (arranged alphabetically the writer of the letter). Photocopies of all of the correspondence (to and from Plath) are arranged in subseries three By Date.

1. From Sylvia Plath
approximately 1940-1966
.6 linear feet(2 boxes)

Arrangement:

Letters are arranged in alphabetical order, by the name of the recipient.

Scope and content:

Letters from Sylvia Plath to various recipients.

Letter from Sylvia Plath to Al Alvarez
1962 July 21

Box 16: folder 1

Sylvia Plath typed letter (signed) to Al Alvarez, asking his opinion about three of her poems, including "Elm."

Letter from Sylvia Plath to Dorothy Schober Benotti
1961 March 29

Box 16: folder 2
Scope and content:

Sylvia Plath typed letter (signed) to "Dotty" (Dorothy Schober Benotti), telling her about her appendectomy and how good Ted was, caring for both her and Frieda.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Letters from Sylvia Plath to Marcia Brown Stern
1951-1963
21 items
Box 16: folder 3

Autograph and typescript letters from Sylvia Plath to Marcia Brown Stern. Most letters are signed and are with their envelope. Item number 6 (Letter dated 1951 July 1) includes a self portrait of Plath holding a book.

Letter from Sylvia Plath to Mary Stetson Clarke
1959 April 10
1 pages
Box 16: folder 4
Scope and content:

Typed letter (signed) to Mary, thanking her for her letter and the speedwriting book, and discussing her own and Ted's writing. The letter is signed Sylvia Hughes. "Unpublished" is written at the top of the page by Aurelia Plath.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Letter from Sylvia Plath to Ann Davidow
probably 1951 January 21
4 pagesAutograph letter (signed).
Box 16: folder 5
Provenance:

Gift of Ann Davidow Goodman, Smith College class of 1954, 09/14/1983

General

Dates for many of the letters from Ann Davidow to Sylvia Plath were supplied by Ann Davidow Goodman.

Letter from Sylvia Plath to Ann Davidow
probably 1951 January 26
4 pagesAutograph letter (signed), includes a drawing of an animal head.
Box 16: folder 5
Provenance:

Gift of Ann Davidow Goodman, Smith College class of 1954, 09/14/1983

General

Letter is dated 1951 Sep 14 by Ann Goodman, but internal evidence suggests that the letter was written much earlier that year

Letter from Sylvia Plath to Ann Davidow
probably 1951 February 3
8 pagesAutograph letter (signed).
Box 16: folder 5
Provenance:

Gift of Ann Davidow Goodman, Smith College class of 1954, 09/14/1983

General

Letter is dated Jan '51 by Ann Goodman.

Letter from Sylvia Plath to Ann Davidow
February 14, probably 1951
6 pagesAutograph letter (signed).
Box 16: folder 5
Provenance:

Gift of Ann Davidow Goodman, Smith College class of 1954, 09/14/1983

General

Dates for many of the letters from Ann Davidow to Sylvia Plath were supplied by Ann Davidow Goodman.

Letter from Sylvia Plath to Ann Davidow
probably 1951 March 5
4 pages(4 pages; 1 envelope)Autograph letter (signed).
Box 16: folder 5
Provenance:

Gift of Ann Davidow Goodman, Smith College class of 1954, 09/14/1983

General

Dates for many of the letters from Ann Davidow to Sylvia Plath were supplied by Ann Davidow Goodman.

Letter from Sylvia Plath to Ann Davidow
ca.probably 1951 March 15-16
6 pages(6 pages; 1 envelope)Autograph letter (signed) and postmarked 17 Mar 1951.
Box 16: folder 5
Provenance:

Gift of Ann Davidow Goodman, Smith College class of 1954, 09/14/1983

General

Dates for many of the letters from Ann Davidow to Sylvia Plath were supplied by Ann Davidow Goodman.

Letter from Sylvia Plath to Ann Davidow
probably 1951 May 2
5 pages
Box 16: folder 5
Scope and content:

Autograph letter (signed) with drawing (Plath self-portrait in a dress with a sprained ankle).

Provenance:

Gift of Ann Davidow Goodman, Smith College class of 1954, 09/14/1983

General

Dates for many of the letters from Ann Davidow to Sylvia Plath were supplied by Ann Davidow Goodman.

Letter from Sylvia Plath to Ann Davidow
ca.probably 1951 May 13 or 20
8 pagesAutograph letter (signed).
Box 16: folder 5
Provenance:

Gift of Ann Davidow Goodman, Smith College class of 1954, 09/14/1983

General

Dates for many of the letters from Ann Davidow to Sylvia Plath were supplied by Ann Davidow Goodman.

Letter from Sylvia Plath to Ann Davidow
June 26, probably 1951
6 pages
Box 16: folder 5
Scope and content:

Autograph letter (signed) with a drawing of children for whom she is babysitting and of her bedraggled self.

Provenance:

Gift of Ann Davidow Goodman, Smith College class of 1954, 09/14/1983

General

Dates for many of the letters from Ann Davidow to Sylvia Plath were supplied by Ann Davidow Goodman.

Letter from Sylvia Plath to Ann Davidow
ca.probably 1951 July or August
5 pagesAutograph letter (signed).
Box 16: folder 5
Provenance:

Gift of Ann Davidow Goodman, Smith College class of 1954, 09/14/1983

General

Dates for many of the letters from Ann Davidow to Sylvia Plath were supplied by Ann Davidow Goodman.

Letter from Sylvia Plath to Ann Davidow
1951 September 12
11 pages(11 pages; 1 envelope)Autograph letter (signed), postmarked 1951 September 14.
Box 16: folder 5
Provenance:

Gift of Ann Davidow Goodman, Smith College class of 1954, 09/14/1983

General

Dates for many of the letters from Ann Davidow to Sylvia Plath were supplied by Ann Davidow Goodman.

Letter from Sylvia Plath to Ann Davidow
probably 1952 February 18
8 pages(8 pages; 1 envelope)Autograph letter (signed), postmarked 1952 Feb 19.
Box 16: folder 5
Provenance:

Gift of Ann Davidow Goodman, Smith College class of 1954, 09/14/1983

General

Letter dated incorrectly by Ann Goodman: Jan, '52

Letter from Sylvia Plath to Ann Davidow
March 21, probably 1952
6 pages(6 pages; 1 envelope)Autograph letter (signed).
Box 16: folder 5
Provenance:

Gift of Ann Davidow Goodman, Smith College class of 1954, 01/1984

General

Dates for many of the letters from Ann Davidow to Sylvia Plath were supplied by Ann Davidow Goodman.

Letter from Sylvia Plath to Ann Davidow
1954 November 24
3 pages
Box 16: folder 5
Scope and content:

Typed letter (signed) to Ann about wanting to see her again; her own thesis on Dostoevsky; poems and rejections; and her brother.

Provenance:

Gift of Ann Davidow Goodman, Smith College class of 1954, 01/1984

General

Dates for many of the letters from Ann Davidow to Sylvia Plath were supplied by Ann Davidow Goodman.

Letter from Sylvia Plath to Ann Davidow
1959 April 14
3 pages(3 pages; 1 envelope)Typed letter (signed).
Box 16: folder 5
Provenance:

Gift of Ann Davidow Goodman, Smith College class of 1954, 01/1984

General

Dates for many of the letters from Ann Davidow to Sylvia Plath were supplied by Ann Davidow Goodman.

Letter from Sylvia Plath to Ann Davidow
1959 June 12
2 pages(2 pages; 1 envelope)
Box 16: folder 5
Scope and content:

Typed letter (signed) to Ann, concerning The Bed Book, her collection of 46 poems submitted to the "annual Yale contest", trouble getting things published, poems she is writing now (long list of subjects). Also includes a handwritten postmark.

Provenance:

Gift of Ann Davidow Goodman, Smith College class of 1954, 01/1984

General

Dates for many of the letters from Ann Davidow to Sylvia Plath were supplied by Ann Davidow Goodman.

Letter from Sylvia Plath to Ann Davidow
1959 June 25
1 pages(1 pages; 1 envelope)Typed letter (signed).
Box 16: folder 5
Provenance:

Gift of Ann Davidow Goodman, Smith College class of 1954, 01/1984

General

Dates for many of the letters from Ann Davidow to Sylvia Plath were supplied by Ann Davidow Goodman.

Letter from Sylvia Plath to Ann Davidow
June 29, probably 1960
1 pagesTyped letter (signed); air letter, postmarked 1960 June 30.
Box 16: folder 5
Provenance:

Gift of Ann Davidow Goodman, Smith College class of 1954, 01/1984

General

Dates for many of the letters from Ann Davidow to Sylvia Plath were supplied by Ann Davidow Goodman.

Letter from Sylvia Plath to Ann Davidow
October 9, probably 1960
2 pages
Box 16: folder 5
Scope and content:

Typed letter (signed) offering congratulations on Ann's marriage, and offering to trade one of her books for one of Ted's. Air letter postmarked 1960 October 9.

Provenance:

Gift of Ann Davidow Goodman, Smith College class of 1954, 01/1984

General

Dates for many of the letters from Ann Davidow to Sylvia Plath were supplied by Ann Davidow Goodman.

Letter from Sylvia Plath to Ann Davidow
probably 1960 December
2 pages
Box 16: folder 5
Scope and content:

Typed letter (signed) to Ann and Leo on a printed "Christmas Greetings" card. One page is handwritten by Ted Hughes. Letter mostly concerns their daughter Frieda.

Provenance:

Gift of Ann Davidow Goodman, Smith College class of 1954, 01/1984

General

Dates for many of the letters from Ann Davidow to Sylvia Plath were supplied by Ann Davidow Goodman.

Letter from Sylvia Plath to Ann Davidow
1961 April 27
2 pages(2 pages; 1 photograph; 1 envelope)
Box 16: folder 5
Scope and content:

Typed letter (signed) to Ann and Leo with photograph of Frieda at her first birthday party with cake and balloon. This letter has a noteworthy reference to The Bell Jar.

Provenance:

Gift of Ann Davidow Goodman, Smith College class of 1954, 01/1984

General

Dates for many of the letters from Ann Davidow to Sylvia Plath were supplied by Ann Davidow Goodman.

Letter from Sylvia Plath to Ann Davidow
probably 1961 December
1 pages
Box 16: folder 5
Scope and content:

Autograph letter (signed) to Ann and Leo on a printed Christmas card.

Provenance:

Gift of Ann Davidow Goodman, Smith College class of 1954, 01/1984

General

Dates for many of the letters from Ann Davidow to Sylvia Plath were supplied by Ann Davidow Goodman.

Letter from Sylvia Plath to Ann Davidow
1962 March 28
2 pages
Box 16: folder 5
Scope and content:

Typed letter (signed) to Ann and Leo about living in Devon and the birth of Nicholas.

Provenance:

Gift of Ann Davidow Goodman, Smith College class of 1954, 01/1984

General

Dates for many of the letters from Ann Davidow to Sylvia Plath were supplied by Ann Davidow Goodman.

Letter from Sylvia Plath to Enid Epstein
1952 August 2
3 pages(3 pages; 1 envelope)
Box 16: folder 6
Scope and content:

Typed letter (signed) discussing summer activities (jobs, people etc.).

Provenance:

Gift of Enid Epstein Mark, Smith College class of 1954, 04/27/1979.

Letter from Sylvia Plath to Enid Epstein
1954 January 18
2 pages(2 pages; 1 envelope)
Box 16: folder 6
Scope and content:

Typed letter (signed) from Sylvia Plath to Enid Epstein telling her how much she is looking forward to leaving the hospital and coming back to Smith in about 2 weeks; she also congratulates Enid on her engagement to be married.

Provenance:

Gift of Enid Epstein Mark, Smith College class of 1954, 04/27/1979.

Letter from Sylvia Plath to Enid Epstein
probably 1955 January 26
2 pages(2 pages; 1 envelope)
Box 16: folder 16
Scope and content:

Typed letter (signed) from Sylvia Plath to Enid Epstein discussing her academic and social activities at Smith. Envelope is postmarked 1955 Jan 26.

Provenance:

Gift of Enid Epstein Mark, Smith College class of 1954, 04/27/1979.

Letters from Sylvia Plath to Marion H. Freeman
16 April 1946 - 21 March 1962
12 items
Box 16: folder 6.1
Provenance:

Gift of Ruth P. Geissler (M.H. Freeman's daughter), 11-15-2015, in honor of her own daughter, the Rev. Susan L. Geissler-O'Neil, Smith College class of 1978.

Scope and content:

Autograph and typescript letters from Sylvia Plath to Marion Freeman. Most letters are signed and include the envelope. The first two letters include small drawings.

Postcard and letter from Sylvia Plath to Elinor Friedman Klein
1955 September 28

Box 16: folder 7
Scope and content:

Picture postcard with signed autograph letter to Elinor Friedman telling her about her voyage to Europe and life in England, including "London is great – all theater… art… and book stalls"; signed "Hercule Poirot"

Provenance:

Purchased from Elinor Friedman Klein, Smith College class of 1956, 01/31/1999.

Letter from Sylvia Plath to Elinor Friedman Klein
October 27, probably 1955
3 pages
Box 16: folder 7
Scope and content:

Typed and signed air letter concerning experiences, friends, and acquaintances in Cambridge.

Provenance:

Purchased from Elinor Friedman Klein, Smith College class of 1956, 01/31/1999.

Greeting card and letter from Sylvia Plath to Elinor Friedman Klein
maybe 1955 December

Box 16: folder 7
Scope and content:

Holiday greeting card and typed letter (signed) from Sylvia Plath to Elinor Friedman telling her about riding a horse, "Sam", and about a 19-yr.old "Jewish boy" she knows, Mallory Wober: "he is the kind one could create a superman with."

Provenance:

Purchased from Elinor Friedman Klein, Smith College class of 1956, 01/31/1999.

Letter from Sylvia Plath to Elinor Friedman Klein
February 10, probably 1956
3 pages
Box 16: folder 7
Scope and content:

Typed air letter (signed) to Elinor Friedman telling her about Cambridge, Paris with (Richard) Sassoon, and her summer plans, hoping to travel with Elinor.

Provenance:

Purchased from Elinor Friedman Klein, Smith College class of 1956, 01/31/1999.

Letter from Sylvia Plath to Elinor Friedman Klein
1956 March 9
3 pages
Box 16: folder 7
Scope and content:

Typed air letter to Elinor Friedman telling her at length about her relationship with Richard Sassoon; she also discusses her summer travel plans.

Provenance:

Purchased from Elinor Friedman Klein, Smith College class of 1956, 01/31/1999.

General

Date from postmark.

Letter from Sylvia Plath to Elinor Friedman Klein
maybe 1956 June 11 maybe 1956 June 18
1 pages
Box 16: folder 7
Scope and content:

Typed letter (signed) to Elinor Friedman welcoming her to England and telling her where to meet her, her mother, and Ted Hughes for dinner; she also writes: "Ted is now my fiancé."

Provenance:

Purchased from Elinor Friedman Klein, Smith College class of 1956, 01/31/1999.

Postcard from Sylvia Plath to Elinor Friedman Klein
June 27, probably 1956

Box 16: folder 7
Scope and content:

Holograph note on a picture postcard of Paris (signed) to Elinor Friedman, trying to arrange their meeting in Paris.

Provenance:

Gift of Ms. Klein, 09/29/2010.

Letter from Sylvia Plath to Elinor Friedman Klein
August 10, probably 1956
2 pages
Box 16: folder 7
Scope and content:

Typed letter, signed, to Elinor Friedman telling her about their life in Spain and asking her to visit when they are in Paris.

Provenance:

Purchased from Elinor Friedman Klein, Smith College class of 1956, 01/31/1999.

Greeting card and letter from Sylvia Plath to Elinor Friedman Klein
December, maybe 1956
3 pages
Box 16: folder 7
Scope and content:

Greeting card with typed letter (signed) to Elinor Friedman telling her about her newly married life with Ted Hughes, jobs, poem acceptances, etc., and asking about Elinor's life. Letter has a small drawing of a woman's head surrounded by stars.

Provenance:

Purchased from Elinor Friedman Klein, Smith College class of 1956, 01/31/1999.

Letter from Sylvia Plath to Elinor Friedman Klein
1957 April 9
2 pages
Box 16: folder 7
Scope and content:

Typed air letter (signed) to Elinor Friedman telling her about Ted's prize for his book "The Hawk in the Rain," their upcoming vacation on Cape Cod, and her job teaching freshman English at Smith.

Provenance:

Purchased from Elinor Friedman Klein, Smith College class of 1956, 01/31/1999.

Letter from Sylvia Plath to Elinor Friedman Klein
July 12, probably 1957
3 pages
Box 16: folder 7
Scope and content:

Typed letter (signed) to Elinor Friedman telling her about the apartment they have just rented in Northampton (337 Elm Street, Apt. 3, rear) and about their upcoming vacation on Cape Cod; one paragraph is about Ted's poem acceptances.

Provenance:

Purchased from Elinor Friedman Klein, Smith College class of 1956, 01/31/1999.

Greeting card and letter from Sylvia Plath to Elinor Friedman Klein
probably 1957 December

Box 16: folder 7
Scope and content:

"Seasons Greetings" card with autograph letter (signed) to Elinor Friedman, telling her briefly about the first semester of her teaching at Smith and asking her to visit her in Northampton. Signed: "From Sylvia & Ted" (Ted in Hughes' hand).

Provenance:

Purchased from Elinor Friedman Klein, Smith College class of 1956, 01/31/1999.

Letter from Sylvia Plath to Elinor Friedman Klein
1958 September 3
2 pages
Box 16: folder 7
Scope and content:

Typed letter (signed) to Elinor Friedman telling her about their move to Boston from Northampton, and asking about her job and writing.

Provenance:

Purchased from Elinor Friedman Klein, Smith College class of 1956, 01/31/1999.

Letter from Sylvia Plath to Elinor Friedman Klein
1958 October 26
1 pages
Box 16: folder 7
Scope and content:

Typed letter (signed) to Elinor Friedman telling her about her job typing records at the Psychiatric Clinic at the Outpatient Dept. at the Mass General Hospital; signed "Kitty & Levin."

Provenance:

Purchased from Elinor Friedman Klein, Smith College class of 1956, 01/31/1999.

Photocopies of letters from Sylvia Plath to Lynne Lawner
1955 May 22-1960 September 30
9 items
Box 16: folder 8
Location of originals:

Photocopies from Antaeus number 28, winter 1978, pages 31-51.

Letters from Sylvia Plath to Philip McCurdy
1954 February-May
9 items
Box 16: folder 9
Provenance:

Gift of Philip E. McCurdy, 12/20/1984.

Scope and content:

Typed and autograph letters, all signed. One letter is inside a printed birthday card and most are with their envelopes.

Letter from Sylvia Plath to James Michie
1961 November 14
2 pages
Box 16: folder 10

Carbon typescript of a signed letter to James Michie concerning libel issues in the unpublished book, "The Bell Jar."

Photocopy of letter from Sylvia Plath to Karl Miller
1962 November 29

Box 16: folder 11
Scope and content:

Photocopy of a typed letter (signed) to Karl Miller of The New Statesman, about Lord Byron's Wife, and announcing her new address (23 Fitzroy Road, London).

Location of originals:

Original is typed on the reverse of Ariel poems – Kindness, Typed copy 1 (revised).

Letter from Sylvia Plath to Howard Moss
1962 October 10

Box 16: folder 12

Typed letter (signed) to Howard Moss of The New Yorker, telling him she is "delighted" that The New Yorker will publish her poem "Elm" and discussing his suggestion for a title.

Letters from Sylvia Plath to Hans-Joachim Neupert
1947 April 13-1952 March 21
18 items
Box 16.1: folder 13

Photocopies of Plath's typed and autograph letters (all signed) to Hans-Joachim Neupert in Germany (He wanted to correspond with an American high school student). Plath discusses education in America, student life, her hopes, fears, religion, and personal philosophy. Some letters contain drawings by Plath. One letter contains the five typed poems White Phlox, Gone is the River, The Farewell, The Stranger, and City Streets.

Letter from Sylvia Plath to Aurelia Plath
1940 February 20
4 pages(4 pages; 1 envelope)
Box 16.1: folder 14
Scope and content:

Autograph letter (signed) to Aurelia Plath, including a crayon drawing of Aunt Dot flying.

Provenance:

Gift of Alice B. Tabor in memory of Sylvia Plath, 03/06/1996.

Letter from Sylvia Plath to Aurelia Plath
probably 1951 November 3

Box 16.1: folder 14
Scope and content:

Typed letter to Aurelia Plath, discussing her schoolwork and explaining the enclosed typed poem, "Sonnet" (titled "Sonnet: To Eva" in Collected Poems.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Letter from Sylvia Plath to Aurelia Plath
probably 1954 November 11

Box 16.1: folder 14
Scope and content:

Autograph letter (signed) to Aurelia Plath, written on postcard, telling her about her plans for work during Thanksgiving vacation and that she took her "Cambridge exams" at Miss Chase's house. She also wants her mother to write to the Warden at Smith giving Sylvia permission to ride in airplanes.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Letter from Sylvia Plath to Aurelia Plath
1955 January 10

Box 16.1: folder 14
Scope and content:

Autograph letter (signed) to Aurelia Plath, written on postcard, discussing her health, and the fact that her Fulbright grant made the finals.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Letter from Sylvia Plath to Aurelia Plath
ca.March 27, probably 1955
2 pages(2 pages; 1 partial envelope)
Box 16.1: folder 14
Scope and content:

Typed letter (signed) to Aurelia Plath, telling her all about her weekend in New York, and about her plans for spring vacation. Annotated by Aurelia Plath.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Letter from Sylvia Plath to Aurelia Plath
1955 October 24

Box 16.1: folder 14
Scope and content:

Typed letter (copy) to Aurelia Plath, telling her that she saw the Queen when she visited Newnham College (Cambridge, England), and about her dates with men in Cambridge.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Letter from Sylvia Plath to Aurelia Plath
1955 November 22

Box 16.1: folder 14
Scope and content:

Typed letter (copy) to Aurelia Plath, telling her all about her life and studies in Cambridge. With typed copy of poem "Second Winter."

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Letter from Sylvia Plath to Aurelia Plath
1956 February 10

Box 16.1: folder 14
Scope and content:

Typed letter (typed copy, carbon) to Aurelia Plath, telling her how much she enjoys her work and her surroundings.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Letter from Sylvia Plath to Aurelia Plath with letter from Molly Clark to Aurelia Plath
1956 December 29 February 28, probably 1956

Box 16.1: folder 14
Scope and content:

Typed letter (typed copy, carbon) to Aurelia Plath (1956 Dec 29) responding to her account of the psychological condition of a friend's son. Sylvia discusses her own illness and her opinion of psychiatrists. With an autograph letter (signed; [1956?] Feb 28) from Molly Clark to Aurelia Plath, concerning her son's psychological condition and asking for her advice because of her experience with Sylvia's illness. 4 pages, with envelope annotated by Aurelia Plath. Note: Steve Clark referred to only as "S" in Letters Home.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Letter from Sylvia Plath to Otto Plath
1940 February 19
3 items(2 pages, 1 enclosure, 1 envelope)2 pages
Box 16.1: folder 15
Scope and content:

Autograph letter (signed) to Otto Plath, with a heart-shaped valentine enclosure, hoping her father is better.

Provenance:

Gift of Alice B. Tabor in memory of Sylvia Plath, 03/06/1996.

Photocopy of letter from Sylvia Plath to Olive Higgins Prouty
1955 October 29

Box 16.1: folder 16
Scope and content:

Photocopy of typed letter (signed) to Olive Higgins Prouty, air letter, about her studies and social life in Cambridge. Also includes a typed, double-spaced transcription (carbon copy). Passages marked by Aurelia Plath and parts also marked "not in Letters Home."

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Photocopy of letter from Sylvia Plath to Olive Higgins Prouty
1955 December 13
6 pages
Box 16.1: folder 16
Scope and content:

Photocopy of a typed letter (signed) about life in Cambridge, including several men, and her desire to combine writing, marriage, and children. Passages marked by Aurelia Plath to be included in Letters Home. There is also a handwritten note by A. Plath at top of first page.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Photocopy of letter from Sylvia Plath to Olive Higgins Prouty
1958 June 25
1 pages
Box 16.1: folder 16
Scope and content:

Photocopy of a typed letter (signed), telling her that two of her poems were accepted for publication in The New Yorker, "after 10 years of rejections!", and inviting her to visit her and Ted at their Boston apartment on Willow Street. Letter is signed: Sylvia Hughes. Typed on Smith College Department of English stationery.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Photocopy of letter from Sylvia Plath to Olive Higgins Prouty
November 20, probably 1962

Box 16.1: folder 16
Scope and content:

Photocopy of a typed letter (signed) concerning her (Plath's) anticipated move to Yeats' house in London, her plans for fixing it up and renting out part of it, and her hopes to finish her second novel, to be called "Doubletake." Passages marked and crossed out by Aurelia Plath; her note on last page about Sylvia's novel.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Letters from Sylvia Plath to Clarissa Roche
1962 March 12-1962 October 25 2010 July 28
5 items
Box 16.1: folder 17
Scope and content:

The letters describe Plath's "amateur novel" (The Bell Jar), the joys of motherhood, the challenges of living in the country, and finally, the breakdown of her marriage to Ted Hughes. These letters each have a typed return address (Devon). Letters to Clarissa Roche are with a holograph letter (2 pages, 2010 July 28) to Christopher (Loring) from Pandora (Roche) Smith (Clarissa Roche's daughter), presenting the letters to Smith College. Pandora Smith writes about the friendship of Plath and Clarissa and Paul Roche and also explains about her other Smith-related relatives. With envelope addressed to Christopher Loring, Neilson Library.

Provenance:

Gift of Pandora Roche Smith, in memory of her mother Clarissa Tanner Roche, 2010.

Letter from Sylvia Plath to Sally Rogers with annotated transcription
1954 January 2
5 items(4 pages, 1 envelope)
Box 16.1: folder 18
Scope and content:

Typed letter (signed "Sylvia Plath") to Miss Sally Rogers, 804 Elm Street, Webster City, Iowa, about Smith: social life, faculty, her own experiences, expenses, etc. (It seems likely that Sally Rogers was considering applying for admission to Smith College, but she did not). Plath begins the letter by mentioning that she was ill during the entire first semester (fall 1953) and is now back at Smith for the second semester. Typed address (Smith College Lawrence House) and postmarked: Boston, 1954 Jan 2. Letter is with a transcription annotated by Noa Gutterman, Smith College class of 2014.

Provenance:

Purchased from Catherine Barnes Historical Autographs (Philadelphia, PA), 2008 (Gift of Rachael Bartels, Smith College class of 1988).

Photocopies of letters from Sylvia Plath to Jon Rosenthal
1954 December 2-1956 February 19
4 items
Box 16.1: folder 19
Scope and content:

Photocopies of letters from Sylvia Plath to Jon Rosenthal. Jon Rosenthal, Amherst College class of 1954, dated Plath from November 1954 to December 1955. He was in the army, stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas, and in Germany. The two later letters discuss life in Cambridge and one is on a printed Christmas card.

Provenance:

Gift of Jon Rosenthal 04/05/2000.

2. To Sylvia Plath
1951-1964
.2 linear feet(1 box)

Arrangement:

Letters are arranged in alphabetical order, by the writer.

Scope and content:

Letters to Sylvia Plath by various senders.

Letter from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc to Sylvia Plath
1961 March 29
2 pages
Box 17: folder 20

Typed letter (signed) to Sylvia Plath (c/o William Heinemann, Ltd., London) from Judith B. Jones, expressing her interest in publishing an American edition of The Colossus and other poems.

Letter from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. to Sylvia Plath
1961 April 28
2 pages
Box 17: folder 20

Typed letter (signed) to Sylvia Plath from Judith B. Jones, discussing changes to be made in The Colossus before Knopf publishes the American edition.

Letter from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. to Sylvia Plath
1962 December 28
2 pages
Box 17: folder 20

Typed letter (signed) to Sylvia Plath from Judith B. Jones, explaining Knopf's reasons for declining to publish The Bell Jar in the United States, and enclosing several reviews of The Colossus.

Page one of letter from Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. to Ted Hughes
1964 November 13

Box 17: folder 20
Scope and content:

Page one of typed letter to Ted Hughes, about Sylvia Plath's Ariel.

Provenance:

Gift of Carol and Ted Hughes, 01/06/1997.

Letter from A. Alvarez to Sylvia Plath
July 24, maybe 1962
2 pages
Box 17: folder 21

Autograph letter (signed) commenting on poems Plath sent to him.

Letter from A. Alvarez to Sylvia Plath
probably 1962 December
1 pages
Box 17: folder 21

Autograph letter (signed) saying he would love to see some of her latest poems.

Copy of letter from Atlantic Monthly to Sylvia Plath
1955 May 20

Box 17: folder 22
Scope and content:

Copy of typed letter (signed) to Sylvia Plath from Edward Weeks, agreeing to include her "Circus in Three Rings" in their "group of young poets to appear in the August ATLANTIC." Copy probably typed by Aurelia Plath, with her notation in pen: "Was x'd out by editor & not used in Letters Home by Sylvia Plath."

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Letter from Atlantic Monthly Press to Sylvia Plath
1959 August 17
1 pages
Box 17: folder 23

Typed letter (signed) to Sylvia Plath from Emilie Warren McLeod, telling her that she could not get Little Brown to share her enthusiasm for The Bed Book.

Letter from Atlantic Monthly Press to Sylvia Plath
1962 November 20
1 pages
Box 17: folder 23

Typed letter (signed) to Sylvia Plath from Peter H. Davison, Executive editor, returning 7 of her poems and keeping others for further consideration. In Plath's hand in lower left corner: "Jailor: The Bees: 5:"

Letter from Ruth Beuscher to Sylvia Plath
1962 September 17
1 pages
Box 17: folder 24

Typed air letter (signed) to Sylvia Plath, advising her about her marriage.

Letter from Ruth Beuscher to Sylvia Plath
1962 September 26
1 pages
Box 17: folder 24

Typed air letter (signed) to Sylvia Plath, discussing possible separation and divorce from Ted Hughes, hiring a nanny, and her children.

Letter from British Broadcasting Corporation to Sylvia Plath
1960 October 26
1 pages
Box 17: folder 25

Typed letter (signed) from B.H. Alexander, copyright department, detailing her payment for two poems ("Candles" and "Leaving Early") which she recorded for broadcast on a BBC program, "The Poet's Voice."

Letter from British Broadcasting Corporation to Sylvia Plath
1962 December 11
1 pages
Box 17: folder 25

Typed letter (signed) from Douglas Cleverdon, asking her if she would like to record a sequence of her poems. He also mentions having given Ted 5 copies of Plath's "Three Women."

Letter from British Broadcasting Corporation to Sylvia Plath
1962 December 20
1 pages
Box 17: folder 25

Typed letter (signed) from Douglas Cleverdon, concerning her script for "New Poems," her move into Yeats' house, and about sending one copy of "Three Women" to the "gynaecologist with a letter from yourself."

Letter from British Broadcasting Corporation to Sylvia Plath
1962 February 8
1 pages
Box 17: folder 25

Typed letter (signed) to Sylvia Plath from Leonie Cohn, making a suggestion about the syntax of her "sea script" and suggesting the title "Ocean 1212-W." She also asks when Plath could record it. Also: Obituary (photocopy) of Leonie Cohn (The Daily Telegraph, 2009 Sep 2).

Letter from Michael Carey to Sylvia Plath
1963 January 28
1 pages
Box 17: folder 26
Scope and content:

Typed letter (signed) to Sylvia Plath, part of an exchange of letters about writing and reading modern poetry. Letter is signed Fr. Michael (listed in Plath's address book as Rev. MC.J. Carey A.A.).

Related material:

Sylvia Plath wrote five letters to Fr. Carey (1962-63). They are transcribed in an Appendix to Sylvia Plath: Confessing the Fictive Self by Toni Saldivar (New York: Peter Lang, 1992).

Typed copy of a letter from Mary Ellen Chase to Sylvia Plath
1955 September 8

Box 17: folder 26.1
Scope and content:

Typed copy (carbon) of a signed letter to Sylvia Plath wishing her well as she departs on the S.S. Queen Elizabeth for her year as a Fulbright scholar in Cambridge, England. Typed by Aurelia Plath, who has added contextual comments and a note about whether or not the letter was included in Letters Home.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Typed copy of letter from Mary Ellen Chase to Sylvia Plath
1957 March 14

Box 17: folder 26.1
Scope and content:

Two typed copies (carbon only) of a letter to Sylvia Plath congratulating her on her appointment to teach at Smith College. Copies typed by Aurelia Plath, who has added contextual comments.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Letter from Critical Quarterly to Sylvia Plath
1960 January 13
1 pages
Box 17: folder 27

Typed letter (signed) to Sylvia Plath from Charles B. Cox, informing her that she has won one of two prizes in The Critical Quarterly poetry competition for her poem, Medallion.

Letter from Critical Quarterly to Sylvia Plath
1963 January 8
1 pages
Box 17: folder 27

Typed letter (signed) to Sylvia Plath from Tony (Anthony E.) Dyson, saying he is about to return to Wales, but hopes to see her again near Easter, he also mentions prices The Critical Quarterly can now pay for both poems and reviews and hopes she will send them more poems to publish.

Letter from Eugene F. Saxton Memorial Trust to Sylvia Plath
1961 November 6

Box 17: folder 27.1

Typed letter (signed) from the secretary of the Eugene F. Saxton Memorial Trust, announcing the award of a Saxton grant to Sylvia Plath.

Letter from Ruth Fainlight to Sylvia Plath
1963 January 12

Box 17: folder 28

Autograph letter (signed) to Sylvia Plath, discussing life in Morocco versus life in London and saying she looks forward to returning to London.

Letter from Ruth Fainlight to Sylvia Plath
1963 February 3

Box 17: folder 28

Autograph letter (signed) to Sylvia Plath, announcing her return to London in early March, when she hopes to see Sylvia.

Typed copy of a letter from Alfred Young Fisher to Sylvia Plath
1956 December 26

Box 17: folder 28.1

Typed letter to Sylvia Plath, congratulating her on her marriage to Ted Hughes. Copy presumably typed by Aurelia Plath, with her contextual notes and comment that the letters were not included in Letters Home. Both letters retyped together on a single page.

Typed copy of a letter from Alfred Young Fisher to Sylvia Plath
ca.1957 March 10 or 15

Box 17: folder 28.1

Typed copy of a letter to Sylvia Plath, congratulating her on her appointment to teach at Smith College. Copy presumably typed by Aurelia Plath, with her contextual notes and comment that the letters were not included in Letters Home. Both letters retyped together on a single page.

Letter from Forecast to Sylvia Plath
1963 February 4

Box 17: folder 29

Typed letter (signed) to Sylvia Plath from Roger J. Coward, supplement editor, soliciting contributions of poetry or prose for a supplement to Forecast, the University of North Wales' newspaper, for its Arts Festival in March.

Letter from Harper & Brothers to Sylvia Plath
1960 August 16

Box 17: folder 30

Typed letter (signed) to Sylvia Plath from Elizabeth Lawrence, expressing interest in any book she might submit to Harper & Brothers and complimenting her story "The Daughters of Blossom Street." She also says she will write again when she can "report more definitely on the reception of Lupercal."

Letter from Harper & Row to Sylvia Plath
1963 January 16

Box 17: folder 31

Typed letter (signed) to Sylvia Plath from Elizabeth Lawrence, explaining why Harper & Row will not publish The Bell Jar and hoping to see other writing by her.

Letter from Harper's Magazine to Sylvia Plath
1960 January 8

Box 17: folder 32

Typed letter (signed) to Sylvia Plath from R.B. Silvers, editor, telling her that they will publish her poem, Mushrooms.

Letter from Harper's Magazine to Sylvia Plath
1960 September 12

Box 17: folder 32

Typed letter (signed) to Sylvia Plath from R.B. Silvers, editor, offering to buy her poems, Sleep in the Mojave Desert and You're.

Letter from Dorothea (Doris) Krook to Sylvia Plath
1957 December 23

Box 17: folder 32.1
Scope and content:

Autograph note (signed) to Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes, on postcard, Christmas and New Year's greetings from Doris.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Letter from The London Magazine to Sylvia Plath
undated

Box 17: folder 33

Autograph letter (signed) to Sylvia Plath from Charles Osborne (assistant editor of The London Magazine from 1958-1966. ) commenting on poems she has submitted for publication: "I thought the poems you sent most exciting, and just to bolster my editorial self-respect, I finally managed to find two or three to send back to you! The remainder we'll keep."

Letter from The London Magazine to Sylvia Plath
1960 October 12

Box 17: folder 33

Autograph letter (signed) to Sylvia Plath from Alan Ross, telling her they want to print her story, "The Fifty-Ninth Bear."

Letter from The London Magazine to Sylvia Plath
1962 November 2

Box 17: folder 33

Autograph letter (signed) to Sylvia Plath from Alan Ross, advising her that her poems "Stopped Dead" and "The Applicant" will be published in January, and offering to pay her for them now.

Letter from James Michie to Sylvia Plath
probably 1961

Box 17: folder 34

Autograph letter (signed) to Sylvia Plath, telling her that Alfred A. Knopf wants to publish The Colossus if she leaves out one poem "that they think is too Roethkesque." He suggests that she accept Knopf's terms.

Letter from Marianne Moore to Sylvia Plath
1958 July 13

Box 17: folder 35

Typed letter (signed, with a holograph postscript) to Sylvia Plath, agreeing to provide a reference for the Saxton Fellowship and commenting on Plath's poetry: "… don't be quite so grisly."

Letter from Susan Moore to Sylvia Plath
February 4, probably 1963

Box 17: folder 36

Autograph letter (signed) to Sylvia Plath, asking when they can meet each other.

Letter from My Weekly to Sylvia Plath
1962 January 19

Box 17: folder 37

Typed letter (signed) to Sylvia Plath, from Helena F. Annan, declining to publish her stories "Shadow Girl" and "A Winter's Tale," and detailing the sort of story My Weekly publishes; she mentions that My Weekly did publish Plath's story "The Lucky Stone."

Letter from The New Yorker to Sylvia Plath
1958 June 24

Box 17: folder 38

Typed letter (signed) to Sylvia Plath from Howard Moss, accepting "Mussel Hunter at Rock Harbor" and "Nocturne" for publication. Moss also mentions scheduling problems, suggests a title and punctuation changes, and asks her to clarify several points in "Mussel Hunter."

Letter from The New Yorker to Sylvia Plath
1959 June 17

Box 17: folder 38

Typed letter (signed) to Sylvia Plath from William Maxwell, rejecting her stories for The New Yorker, but inviting her to "come in, some day, and talk about stories."

Letter from The New Yorker to Sylvia Plath
1960 July 29

Box 17: folder 38

Typed letter (signed) to Sylvia Plath from Robert Hemenway, accepting two of her poems, "On Deck" and "Two Campers in Cloud Country," if she will make certain changes in them.

Letter from The New Yorker to Sylvia Plath
1961 February 24

Box 17: folder 38

Typed letter (signed) to Sylvia Plath from Howard Moss, explaining the features of a first-reading agreement with The New Yorker, which he hopes she will accept. With "first reading" agreement", signed by R. Hawley Truax, vice-president of The New Yorker Magazine, Inc.

Letter from The New Yorker to Sylvia Plath
1962 June 27

Box 17: folder 38

Typed letter (signed) to Sylvia Plath from Howard Moss, returning some poems and commenting at length on "Elm" and why they are wary of publishing it in its present form.

Letter from The New Yorker to Sylvia Plath
1962 September 26

Box 17: folder 38

Typed letter (signed) to Sylvia Plath from Howard Moss, telling her they will publish "Elm", but would like the title to be "The Elm Speaks" to avoid confusion about the speaker in the poem. Moss also returns other rejected poems: "… none of them seemed to us quite as splendid as 'Elm'."

Letter from The New Yorker to Sylvia Plath
1962 November 5

Box 17: folder 38

Typed letter (signed) to Sylvia Plath from Howard Moss, rejecting ten of her poems, but keeping two for further consideration.

Letter from The New Yorker to Sylvia Plath
1962 November 7

Box 17: folder 38

Typed letter (signed) to Sylvia Plath from Howard Moss, sending back rejected poems and offering to print the second section of "Amnesiac" by itself, if she wants to re-submit it that way.

Letter from Ralph O'Reily to Sylvia Plath
September 28, maybe 1960

Box 17: folder 39
Scope and content:

Autograph letter (signed) to Sylvia Plath, praising her poem "Mushrooms."

Separated material:

Removed from Plath's Album of Clippings, page 75.

Photocopy of letter from Ilo Phil to Sylvia Plath
1951 June 4

Box 17: folder 40
Scope and content:

Autograph letter (signed) to Sylvia Plath, enclosing illustrations that Ilo has created for Sylvia's story "Den of Lions."

Location of originals:

Original in Writing, Artwork, and Memorabilia of Others.

Letter from Aurelia Schober Plath to Sylvia Plath
1954 November 13

Box 17: folder 41
Scope and content:

Typed letter (carbon) to Syliva Plath, responding to her letter of 11/11/54. Newsy letter about her new typewriter, her father's upcoming 74th birthday, people's favorable reactions to Sylvia's poems, and her reasons for wanting Sylvia not to fly in airplanes while at Smith.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Telegram from Aurelia Schober Plath to Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes
1959 December 8

Box 17: folder 41

Telegram to Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes, with two postcards of the S.S. United States.

Letter from Aurelia Schober Plath to Sylvia Plath
1962 December 4

Box 17: folder 41

Typed letter (signed) to Sylvia Plath, concerning domestic matters, books she has read, and family news.

Letter from Aurelia Schober Plath to Sylvia Plath
1962 December 8

Box 17: folder 41

Typed letter (signed) to Sylvia Plath, discussing her move to London, news of home, and her separation from Ted.

Letter from Poetry to Sylvia Plath
1957 October 3

Box 17: folder 42

Typed letter (signed) to Sylvia Plath, telling her she has won the Bess Hokin Prize of $100 for her poems published in Poetry that year, signed by Henry Rago, editor.

Letter from Poetry to Sylvia Plath
1962 December 27

Box 17: folder 42

Typed letter (signed) from Henry Rago to Sylvia Plath, accepting her poems "Fever 103º," "Purdah," and "Eavesdropper" for publication, with printed "notice of acceptance."

Letter from Olive Higgins Prouty to Sylvia Plath
1961 January 14

Box 17: folder 43
Scope and content:

Typed letter to Sylvia Plath, discussing domestic matters and Sylvia's poem "Candles."

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Letter from Olive Higgins Prouty to Sylvia Plath
1962 November 27

Box 17: folder 43

Autograph letter (signed) to Sylvia Plath, telling her what her lawyer said about alimony, joint property, etc., and urging her to put pressure on Ted to provide support for his children.

Letter from Olive Higgins Prouty to Sylvia Plath
1963 January 25

Box 17: folder 43

Autograph letter (signed) to Sylvia Plath, enclosing a check and discussing her domestic situation, including Ted (Hughes') weekly visits to Frieda, his payments, etc., and admiring her courage.

Letter from Punch to Sylvia Plath
1963 January 23

Box 17: folder 44

Typed letter (signed) to Sylvia Plath, thanking her for her "schooldays piece" which they will publish, signed by Bernard Hollowood, editor.

Letter from John Richardson to Sylvia Plath
1963 February 7

Box 17: folder 45

Typed letter (signed) to Sylvia Plath, inviting her to a Spike Milligan evening on March 3rd.

Letter from Stevie Smith to Sylvia Plath
1962 November 22

Box 17: folder 46

Autograph letter (signed) to Sylvia Plath, thanking her for her letter and hoping they meet after she moves to London.

Postcard from Jack Sweeney to Sylvia Plath
1958 May 10

Box 17: folder 47
Scope and content:

Autograph note (signed) to Sylvia Plath, on a picture postcard with a Klee painting, complimenting her on her poem, "Poem for Paul Klee's Perseus."

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Letter from The Times Literary Supplement to Sylvia Plath
1959 July 6

Box 17: folder 48

Typed letter (signed) to Sylvia Plath, writing that they are "delighted to print… 'The Hermit at Outermost House' and 'Two Views of a Cadaver Room'" and hoping she will let them publish a collection of her poems "you may produce at any time." Signed by Alan Pryce-Jones, editor.

Photocopy of letter from Assia Weevil to Sylvia Plath
May 22, probably 1960-1963

Box 17: folder 48.1
Scope and content:

Photocopy of a typed letter (signed) to "Sylvia," 22 May [196-?] Concerns tapestry materials and instructions.

Location of originals:

Original in British Library, London

Provenance:

Gift of Eilat Negev and Yehuda Koren, 02/23/2001.

Letter from William Heinemann, Ltd. to Sylvia Plath
October 1, probably 1959

Box 17: folder 49

Autograph letter (signed) from James Michie to Sylvia Plath, asking her to consider Heinemann as a potential English publisher for her first volume of poetry.

Letter from William Heinemann, Ltd. to Sylvia Plath
February 5, probably 1960

Box 17: folder 49

Autograph letter (signed) from James Michie to Sylvia Plath, telling her that Heinemann would like to publish her poems.

Letter from William Heinemann, Ltd. to Sylvia Plath
1962 December 7

Box 17: folder 49

Typed letter (signed) from Elizabeth Anderson to Sylvia Plath, telling her that Alfred A. Knopf has decided not to publish The Bell Jar, but would be interested in her future writing; says she will offer The Bell Jar to another American publisher.

Letter from William Heinemann, Ltd. to Sylvia Plath
1962 December 10

Box 17: folder 49

Typed letter (signed) from Elizabeth Anderson to Sylvia Plath, saying she has sent a copy of The Bell Jar to Elizabeth Lawrence of Harper & Row.

Letter from William Heinemann, Ltd. to Sylvia Plath
1962 December 12

Box 17: folder 49

Typed letter (signed) from David Machin to Sylvia Plath, sending her an advance copy of The Bell Jar.

Letter from William Heinemann, Ltd. to Sylvia Plath
1963 January 30

Box 17: folder 49

Typed letter (signed) from David Machin to Sylvia Plath, congratulating her on her recent "excellent reviews" and asking her to call to arrange a time for them to meet.

Letter from William Heinemann, Ltd. to Sylvia Plath
1963 February 12

Box 17: folder 49

Typed letter (signed) from David Machin to Sylvia Plath, asking her about their missed lunch date the day before.

Letter from William Heinemann, Ltd. to Ted Hughes
1963 March 15

Box 17: folder 49

Typed letter (signed) from David Machin to Ted Hughes, about the reprint of The Bell Jar.

3. Chronological photocopies
ca.circa 1940-1966 undated
.5 linear feet(1 box)
Box 18: folder 50-70
Scope and content:

These are photocopies of all correspondence, from Plath and to Plath.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically with undated correspondence at the end.

Location of originals:

The originals are filed in Correspondence: From Plath (alphabetically by the recipient) and Correspondence: To Plath (alphabetically by the writer).

3. Personal papers
ca.approximately 1932-1963
.5 linear feet(2 boxes)

Plath's personal papers include an address book, her 1963 engagement calendar, financial materials, memorabilia, notes, and a scrapbook (from which the clippings were removed).

Sylvia Plath address book
1957

Box 19: folder 1

Address book includes names and addresses of family, friends, other writers, publishers, and publications. Most entries are in Sylvia Plath's hand; some written by Ted Hughes.

Daily diary of Sylvia Plath
1962

Box 19: folder 2

Letts Royal Office Tablet Diary. Handwritten entries by Sylvia Plath for virtually every day, providing details of domestic life (baking, shopping lists, etc.) and professional appointments and deadlines for work (book reviews, etc.).

Financial materials: Accounts
1950-1955
24 pages
Box 19: folder 3
Scope and content:

Small spiral notebook with lists of earnings (including prizes), expenses (books, shoes, room and board, etc.), and bank account totals in Plath's hand. "Dick Norton" is written on the front cover. Some pages are loose and two pages are written by Aurelia Plath.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983

Financial materials: Boston 5¢ savings account
1960-1961
1 pages
Box 19: folder 4

Manuscript accounting by Plath of deposits and balances in her savings account. 1961 August has a withdrawal of money marked "House deposit."

Financial materials: Checkbook stubs
1960 January-1963 January
14 items
Box 19: folder 5

Checkbook stubs in an envelope from LLoyd's Bank. There is a list of poems in Plath's hand on the back, in two columns headed "Harper's" and "Observer".

Financial materials: Receipt from The Kenyon Review
1960 August 28

Box 19: folder 6

Receipt for payment of $25.00 for "verse in The Kenyon Review, Autumn 1960." The poems "The Colossus" and "The Beekeeper's Daughter" appeared in this issue.

Financial materials: Copyright assignment
1961 October-November
4 pages
Box 19: folder 7

Typed legal document (one page is a photostat) in which The New Yorker Magazine, Inc., transfers to Sylvia Plath the "right, title and interest" in the copyrights to four of her poems, which appeared in The New Yorker from August 1958 - May 1960.

Financial materials: Miscellaneous calculations
1961-1962
1 pages
Box 19: folder 8

Handwritten calculations in Plath's hand on the back of an envelope from LLoyd's Bank (postmarked 1961 June 14). According to Ted Hughes, calculations pertain to the purchase of Court Green, their home in Devon. The calculations show checkbook deposits and checks written (#794-816). "June 1" is written on the bottom of the right hand column. Ted Hughes has recorded two other expenses on the front of the envelope, dated 1961 Nov 4 and 1962 Mar 23.

Memorabilia: Birth announcement
1932 October 27
Printed card with pink trim and ribbon.
Box 19: folder 9
Scope and content:

Birth announcement for Sylvia Plath with "Sylvia Plath 8 3/4 lbs.," parents' names, and date written on the card, along with the message "Mother and baby are fine!"

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath. 12/03/1983.

Memorabilia: Postcard from Quiz Kids


Box 19: folder 10
Scope and content:

Postcard from the Quiz Kids program thanking Sylvia Plath for the question she submitted.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Memorabilia: Book list
ca.approximately 1950-1959
1 pages
Box 19: folder 11
Scope and content:

List of book titles and call numbers of books by Frank R. Leavis, in Plath's hand. List is on the back of a library catalogue card.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Memorabilia: Ceramic tile and pendant from Seventeen Magazine
ca.approximately 1950-1959

Box 19: folder 12
Scope and content:

Ceramic tile and pendant in the form of the numeral '17'. Paper attached to the tile has the printed message, "Holiday Greetings from all of us at Seventeen."

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983

Memorabilia: Shopping list


Box 19: folder 13
Scope and content:

Handwritten shopping list on the back of a Smith College Official Class card, 2nd semester 1957-58, for Emmy Thomas Pettway, for English 11.

Separated material:

Found in Plath's copy of T.S. Eliot, by Elizabeth Drew (Mortimer Rare Book Collection, 825 P696L Dr.).

Memorabilia: Rose petal


Box 19: folder 14
Separated material:

Found in Plath's copy of Cleanth Brooks' Understanding Poetry pages 554-55 (Mortimer Rare Book Collection, 825 P696L Br).

Memorabilia: Photocopies of sheet music
ca.approximately 1956
11 Leaves(11 leaves; 42 cm.)
Box 19: folder 14.1
Scope and content:

Photocopies of covers of piano sheet music owned by Sylvia Plath. Four leaves have her signature; three have notes by Aurelia Plath.

Location of originals:

Original sheet music in Newnham College, Cambridge Archives.

Custodial history:

Sheet music was left by Plath in her rooms at Newnham College, circa 1956.

Provenance:

Gift of Ben Stuit, 8/9/1999.

Memorabilia: Maps of Paris, Nice, and France.
ca.approximately 1950

Box 19: folder 15
Scope and content:

Maps of Paris, Nice, and France with the name of a hotel and room number written by Plath inside the front cover. Also with handwritten note by Aurelia Plath.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Memorabilia: Front cover of Audience: A Quarterly Review of Literature and the Arts
autumn 1958

Box 19: folder 15.1
Memorabilia: Dust jacket to Light Blue Dark Blue: An Anthology of Oxford & Cambridge Writing
approximately 1960

Box 19: folder 15.2

Dust jacket only. The list of writers includes Ted Hughes. Ted Hughes' "Macaw and Little Miss" was published in the 1960 edition of Light Blue Dark Blue.

Memorabilia: Typescript of "A brief biography"
approximately 1960
1 pages
Box 19: folder 16
Scope and content:

Typescript lists Sylvia Plath's birth date, degrees, awards, and jobs through 1959. "Palatino," possibly instructions to a printer, is written at the bottom.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Memorabilia: Notes from Ted Hughes to Sylvia Plath


Box 19: folder 17
Scope and content:

Two handwritten notes from Ted to Sylvia and one riddle from Sylvia to Ted in an envelope with typing, "Handwritten verses from Ted to Sylvia that accompanied gifts and special occasions."

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath.

Memorabilia: Signed bookmark
undated

Box 19: folder 18
Scope and content:

Signed bookmark inscribed, "Love - Sylvia & Ted." "Ted" is in Ted Hughes' hand.

Provenance:

Purchased from Elinor Friedman Klein, Smith College class of 1956, 01/31/1999.

Notes concerning French vocabulary

2 pagesWritten on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 19: folder 19

Handwritten lists of French/English vocabulary, and a short list of works by Jean-Paul Sartre.

Note in German
ca.approximately 1958
2 pages
Box 19: folder 20
Scope and content:

One page typed (carbon), in German, titled Zwolftausend, with handwritten signature and annotations in ink by Plath (in English and German). One page handwritten notes by Plath, in English, with German study schedule.

Custodial history:

Found in Plath's copy of: Roseler, Robert Oswald. German in review. New York, 1953 (MRBC 825 P696L Ros).

Notes concerning German vocabulary

4 pagesWritten on pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 19: folder 21

Handwritten notes of German/English vocabulary and passages in German.

Notes concerning Ibsen

2 pages
Box 19: folder 22
Scope and content:

Miscellaneous list of titles and library call numbers of books by and about Ibsen.

Custodial history:

Found (laid in front) in Plath's copy of : Sophocles. The Theban Plays [Harmondsworth, Middlesex, 1956] (MRBC 825 P296L Sot).

Notes concerning Jung
1959 1962
4 pages
Box 19: folder 23

Handwritten notes, headed: JUNG. One-half page of translations from St. John Perse. Notes include items on the development of personality and on marriage.

Notes concerning Marvin Kane

1 pages
Box 19: folder 24

Handwritten notes by Plath possibly from an interview (?) with Marvin Kane. Page headed: Marvin Kane 9 Holland Park London W. 11 Park 6928.

Herman Melville quotations

1 Leaves5 x 7 inchesOn pink Smith College memorandum paper.
Box 19: folder 25
Scope and content:

Two handwritten quotations, with page references, from Melville's Moby Dick.

Custodial history:

Found in Plath's copy of Melville's Moby Dick (MRBC 825 P696L Mel).

Memorandum notebook
probably 1944
42 pages3 ½ x 6
Box 19: folder 26
Scope and content:

Includes outline of a book about "Nancy," poems and phrases, and a story titled "The thrilling journies of a penny." Written in memorandum notebook. "Sylvia Plath, 1944" written on cover. "O.E. Plath" embossed on cover. Handwritten note by Aurelia Plath: "(Jr. High School age) Plan for a book."

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Notes concerning William Stafford
maybe 1961

Box 19: folder 28

Handwritten notes by Plath possibly for a review of poems (?) by William Stafford. Written on an envelope (postmark: 1961 Mar 21).

Untitled notes
undated
2 items
Box 19: folder 29

Stream-of-consciousness description: typescript and handwritten sentence, in quotations, about rain and fog.

Scrapbook and photocopies of separated pages


Box 45
Scope and content:

Sylvia Plath created an album of clippings of three dozen of her poems, four articles, one letter, and one review of her poem "Spinster" in a commercial album. This box contains the original album with blank pages and photocopies of the separated materials. Photocopies note their original page number in the album. Some pages of the album have handwritten captions remaining.

Separated material:

All of the original clippings were removed from the album.

Location of originals:

Originals are filed in the poems, prose, reviews, and correspondence series.

4. School papers
ca.approximately 1945-2000 1949-2007
.5 linear feet(1 box)

This series contains papers written, and sometimes illustrated, by Plath in Junior and Senior High School, as well as items from Smith College and Cambridge University.

Phillips Junior High School: "Plans of Union" holograph
1945 March 20
8 pages(8 pages (some blank), laid in cover; illustrated.)
Box 20: folder 1
Phillips Junior High School: "George Washington" holograph
1945 March 27
12 pages(12 pages (some blank); illustrated.)
Box 20: folder 2
Phillips Junior High School: "A war to end wars" holograph
1946 February 26
46 pages(46 pages (some blank) laid in cover; illustrated)
Box 20: folder 3
Restrictions on access:

Original is fragile, please use provided photocopy.

Phillips Junior High School: "Evangeline" holograph
1946 May
14 pages(14 pages laid in cover)Cover is illustrated with an ink and watercolor drawing of Evangeline.
Box 20: folder 4
Phillips Junior High School: "The world and the United States" holograph
1946
86 pages(86 pages (some blank) laid in cover; illustrated)
Box 20: folder 5
Restrictions on access:

Original is fragile, please use provided photocopy.

Phillips Junior High School commendation card
1947 June 13

Box 20: folder 6

Commendation card "...to Sylvia Plath for punctuality for three years at Junior High School." Card is signed by teacher and principal.

Bradford Senior High School: The Bradford
1949 June 7

Box 20: folder 7
Scope and content:

The Bradford volume 5, number 6. Plath is among incoming editors announced in an article and photograph on page 1.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Bradford Senior High School: Program for graduation exercises
1950 June 7

Box 20: folder 8
Scope and content:

Program for grauduation exercises at Gamaliel Bradford Senior High School with two admission tickets.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Bradford Senior High School: The Wellesleyan: The Year Book of the Gamaliel Bradford Senior High School
1950

Box 20: folder 9
Provenance:

Gift of Richard W. Vauer, 3/17/2000.

Bradford Senior High School: Wellesley High School Class of 1950 50th Reunion Book
2000

Box 20: folder 10
Scope and content:

Class of 1950 reunion book with a photocopy of the Wellesley High School Class Song (1950) with lyrics by Sylvia Plath.

Provenance:

Gift of James E. Gately, 6/14/2001.

Smith College: Letter from Ruth W. Crawford to Aurelia Plath
1949 October 1

Box 20: folder 11
Scope and content:

Typed and signed letter from Ruth W. Crawford, Director of Admission, to Aurelia Plath, thanking her for her interest in Smith College and enclosing an application card. With envelope and annotation in shorthand by Aurelia Plath.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Smith College: Copy of letter from Ruth W. Crawford to Aurelia Plath
1949 October 5

Box 20: folder 11
Scope and content:

Copy of a typed letter from Ruth W. Crawford to Aurelia Plath, thanking her for sending her daughter's registration fee and placing Sylvia on the list of applicants for admission to college. With two typed pages headed "To Candidates for Admission in 1950." Handwritten annotations are by Aurelia Plath.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Smith College: List of books read and high school activities
probably 1950

Box 20: folder 11
Scope and content:

Typewritten list of books read and high school activities, used for application to Smith College (according to Aurelia Plath, who typed the list and added comments). Handwritten note by Aurelia Plath.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Smith College: Letter from Ruth W. Crawford to Sylvia Plath
1950 May 10

Box 20: folder 11
Scope and content:

Typed and signed letter from Ruth W. Crawford to Sylvia Plath announcing her acceptance to Smith College.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Smith College: Note from the Office of the Warden
undated

Box 20: folder 12
Scope and content:

Note concerning housing costs and preferences.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Smith College: Letter from Mary E. Mensel to Sylvia Plath
1949 November 15

Box 20: folder 12
Scope and content:

Typed and signed letter form Mary E. Mensel to Sylvia Plath enclosing general information about scholarships and cooperative houses.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Smith College: Letter from Mary E. Mensel to Sylvia Plath
1949 November 21

Box 20: folder 12
Scope and content:

Typed and signed letter from Mary E. Mensel to Sylvia Plath indicating that they have received her preliminary application for scholarship aid.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Smith College: Letter from Mary E. Mensel to all scholarship applicants
1950 January 3

Box 20: folder 12
Scope and content:

Typed letter Mary E. Mensel to all scholarship applicants regarding application process, with handwritten annotation by Aurelia Plath.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Smith College: Letter from Mary E. Mensel to all scholarship applicants
undated

Box 20: folder 12
Scope and content:

Typed letter (carbon) from Mary E. Mensel to all scholarship applicants regarding the application process with handwritten annotation by Aurelia Plath about Sylvia's interests and hobbies.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Smith College: Letter from Mary E. Mensel to Sylvia Plath
1950 January 4

Box 20: folder 12
Scope and content:

Typed and signed letter from Mary E. Mensel to Sylvia Plath referring her to the scholarship representative of the Wellesley Smith Club.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Smith College: Letter from Elizabeth Cannon Aldrich to Mary E. Mensel
1950 February 3

Box 20: folder 12
Scope and content:

Typed letter, possibly carbon, signed from Elizabeth Cannon Aldrich recommending Sylvia Plath for scholarship assistance.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Smith College: Letter from Mary E. Mensel to Sylvia Plath
1950 May 10

Box 20: folder 12
Scope and content:

Typed and signed letter from Mary E. Mensel to Sylvia Plath informing her that she has not been assigned to a cooperative house.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Smith College: Mary C. Ford and Aurelia Plath correspondence
1951 May 10 1951 May 13

Box 20: folder 12
Scope and content:

Autograph letter (signed) from Mary C. Ford to Aurelia Plath announcing $400 scholarship from Wellesley Smith Club for 1951-1952. Also included are envelope, and typed draft of Aurelia's response dated 1951 May 13 as well as a handwritten note by Aurelia about Sylvia Plath's scholarship grants.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Smith College: Letter from Mary E. Mensel to Sylvia Plath
1952 June 23
1 pages(1 page with envelope)
Box 20: folder 12
Scope and content:

Typed letter (signed) from Mary E. Mensel to Sylvia plath announcing $900 scholarship for 1952-1953.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Smith College: Receipt for $50 deposit
probably 1950 May 20

Box 20: folder 13
Smith College: Gymnasium outfit postcard
1950 June 19

Box 20: folder 14

Card from Wright & Ditson acknowledging order for gymnasium outfit.

Smith College: Riding permission slip
approximately 1950

Box 20: folder 15
Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Smith College: Letter from K. Frances Scott to Sylvia Plath
1950 June 28

Box 20: folder 16

Typed letter from K. Frances Scott to Sylvia Plath indicating that she must take an exam to be exempt from the hygiene requirement at Smith.

Smith College: Postcard from K. Frances Scott to Sylvia Plath
1950 July 6

Box 20: folder 16

Typed postcard from K. Frances Scott to Sylvia Plath informing her that her name has been placed on the list to take the hygiene exemption examination, with annotation by Aurelia Plath indicating that Sylvia took the exam and was exempted.

Smith College: Who's Who in 1954
fall 1950

Box 20: folder 16.1
Scope and content:

Who's Who in 1954, Smith College, fall 1950, with typed letter (signed) from Mary McBreen (Smith College class of 1952) asking for submissions for the "Who's Who…." Freshman class welcome booklet. The cover has the signature of Enid Lois Epstein and book is annotated by her. Entry, with photograph, of Plath on p. 36.

Provenance:

Gift of Enid Epstein Mark, 1/18/2001.

Smith College: Notes for English 211: 20th Century
probably spring 1952
12 pages12 pages (last blank)
Box 20: folder 17

Holograph notes for Notes for English 211: 20th century, Miss Drew (Fall term of English 211: 19th century).

Smith College: Letter from Benjamin F. Wright to Aurelia Plath
1951 May 7

Box 20: folder 18
Scope and content:

Typed letter from Benjamin F. Wright, president of Smith College, to Aurelia Plath announcing a raise in tuition for 1951-1952 with envelope, postmarked 1951 May 7.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Smith College: Borrower's cards Neilson Library books
1951 May 19 - 1953 May 28
9 items9 items (one photocopy)
Box 20: folder 18.1
Scope and content:

Borrower's cards removed from Neilson Library books, with "S. Plath '54" written as one of many borrowers. Due dates May 19, 1951, April 2, 1953, and May 28, 1953. Cards for books by Elizabeth Bowen and by and about Edith Sitwell.

Provenance:

Removed from books in Neilson Library stacks.

Smith College: The Smith College Associated News
1952 March 11

Box 20: folder 19
Scope and content:

Article from The Smith College Associated News about Plath as one of three candidates for Honor Board secretary, pages 3 and 4.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Smith College: Smith Weekly Current
1952 April 17

Box 20: folder 20
Scope and content:

Smith Weekly Current volume 5, number 15, containing an article about Plath taking over as Honor Board Secretary, p. 5, and clipping of similar news from "Neighborhood News," in The Townsman (Wellesley, MA), 1952 May 1, page 20, stapled to page 5.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Smith College: This is Smith College
1953 May

Box 20: folder 21
Scope and content:

This is Smith College volume 4, number 1, article "Student self-government and responsible citizenship" by Enid Epstein, 54 (Smith College class of 1954). Article has handwritten annotations by Sylvia Plath and a photograph of her, as member of the Electoral Board, on page 2.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Smith College: Notes for English 321b: American literature
probably 1954
12 pages12 pages (last blank)
Box 20: folder 22

Holograph notes for Notes for English 321b: American literature, Mr. Arvin.

Smith College: "A Check-list of the Published Writings of Gertrude Stein"
1954
8 pages(8 pages and half sheet of errata)
Box 20: folder 22.1

"A Check-list of the Published Writings of Gertrude Stein" compiled by George James Firmage, Amherst: University of Massachusetts, 1954. "Sylvia Plath" is inscribed on front cover in her own hand. With half sheet of errata inserted.

Smith College: Translation of Rainer Maria Rilke, "A Prophet."
ca.probably 1954-1955
2 pages
Box 20: folder 22.2

Typescript of Sylvia Plath's translation of Rainer Maria Rilke's "A Prophet" for German 12. One page is signed by Sylvia Plath with her handwritten changes. Includes a "literal" and "verse" translation. The second page is headed "Sylvia Plath German 12" and includes the completed translation.

Smith College: "Revisions" and "Alterations"
ca.approximately 1955
2 pages
Box 20: folder 22.3

Typescript of selected stanzas from poems by Sylvia Plath typed into two columns headed "Revisions" and "Alterations." One column is the original text, and the second is revision after comments by Alfred Young Fisher. Some underlining and a few comments (by Fisher) on "Revisions" page. May have been done for a Special Studies with Fisher.

Smith College: Smith College commencement program
1955 June 6

Box 20: folder 23
Scope and content:

Commencement program with "Adlai Stevenson" (speaker) written by Aurelia Plath on the cover.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Smith College: Smith College diploma
1955 June 6

Box 20: folder 24
Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Smith College: Photocopies of Smith College transcript
1955
3 pages
Box 20: folder 25
Scope and content:

Transcript of Sylvia Plath's courses and professors.

Location of originals:

Originals in Smith College Archives.

Cambridge University: Heffer's Plan of Cambridge
1955

Box 20: folder 26

Heffer's Plan of Cambridge 5th edition (Cambridge: W. Heffer & Sons Ltd., 1955). Inscribed by Sylvia Plath: on the front cover ("Sylvia Plath Newnham"); on the back cover ("9/15 Sat. 25 Feb Fenners Dr. Davy"); and on the map (in section A6: "Whitestead *", and in A7: "*")

Cambridge University: Menu for college feast
1956 October 11

Box 20: folder 27

Printed menu with handwritten annotations by Plath.

Cambridge University: Photograph of Newnham College


Box 20: folder 28
Scope and content:

Mounted photograph of Newnham College, Cambridge, England by A. Puck.

Processing information:

Probably moved from Personal papers. memorabilia.

Cambridge University: Memories of Whitstead
2007 January

Box 20: folder 29
Scope and content:

Memories and photographs of students at Whitstead, including Sylvia Plath.

Provenance:

Gift of Rhoda M. Dorsey, 08-01-2007.

5. Artwork
1940-1960
2.5 linear feet(1 box; 2 oversize folders)

Paintings, drawings, and collage made by Sylvia Plath. Plath often made drawings in her journals and her correspondence, as well as creating drawings and paintings, and both 'formal' and 'informal' creations are represented here. Originals of drawings and paintings are followed by photocopies of art that appears on items elsewhere in the collection. The location of the original is noted on the folder containing the photocopy.

"Chickens"
1940 April
1 Leavescrayon and graphite 15 x 23 cm
Box 21: folder 1
Scope and content:

"Sylvia--April 1940 (age 7 1/2)" written in Aurelia Plath's hand on the reverse.

Provenance:

Gift of Alice B. Tabor, in memory of Sylvia Plath, 03/06/1996.

Untitled collage
probably 1960

Box 21: folder 2

Collage includes images of Dwight D. Eisenhower, Richard Nixon, bomber, satellite, woman in bathing suit, text, etc.

Drawing of a girl's head
ca.approximately 1940's
1 itemsWatercolor45 x 30 cm (folded to 22.5 x 30 cm)
Box 21: folder 3
Provenance:

Purchased from Glenn Horowitz (McConnell-Bohning Fund) 02/01/2001.

Drawing of three heads
ca.approximately 1940's
1 items(30.5 x 30.5 cm)
Box 21: folder 4
Scope and content:

Watercolor drawing of three heads. The bottom edge is rough as if torn from larger sheet.

Provenance:

Purchased from Glenn Horowitz (McConnell-Bohning Fund) 02/01/2001.

Drawing of man's profile
ca.approximately 1940's
1 items21.5 x 14 cm
Box 21: folder 5
Scope and content:

Pen and ink drawing of a man's profile. Paper has rough edge as if torn from a larger sheet of newsprint.

Provenance:

Purchased from Glenn Horowitz (McConnell-Bohning Fund) 02/01/2001.

Drawing of camel rider in desert
ca.approximately 1941-1944
1 items35.5 x 28 cm
Box 21: folder 6
Scope and content:

Colored pencil drawing of a camel rider in the desert.

Provenance:

Purchased from Glenn Horowitz (McConnell-Bohning Fund) 02/01/2001.

Drawing of fairy blowing horn
ca.approximately 1941-1944
1 items15 x 11.5 cm
Box 21: folder 7
Scope and content:

Colored pencil and crayon drawing of fairy blowing a horn and labeled "Sylvia Plath" on the back by Aurelia Plath.

Provenance:

Purchased from Glenn Horowitz (McConnell-Bohning Fund) 02/01/2001.

Drawing of two women and boys
probably 1944

Box 21: folder 8

Pencil drawing of two women pointing to a boy who is beating another boy with a baseball bat. Quotation at bottom: "Oh, Junior has always been a poor loser."

Drawings of the heads of two children
probably 1951
2 items(3 drawings)
Box 21: folder 9

Pencil drawings of the heads of two children. One is labeled "Susy". On the back of the drawing of the boy is a drawing of the same girl ("Susy") sitting in a chair.

Photocopy of a drawing of Ted Hughes
probably 1956

Box 21: folder 10

Photocopy of a drawing of Ted Hughes, Mortimer Rare Book Collection does not own the original drawing.

Clippings from The Christian Science Monitor of Sylvia Plath drawings

2 items
Box 21: folder 11

Clippings from drawings published in the The Christian Science Monitor along with a photocopy of the article containing the illustrations. The smaller drawing is from Plath's album, labeled "Cape Cod: Summer 1957."

Drawing of a woman's head and torso
undated

Box 21: folder 12
Scope and content:

Pen and ink drawing of a woman's head and torso (clothed).

Custodial history:

Found in Plath's copy of Henry James' Selected Short Stories, p. 165, "The Pupil." (MRBC P696L Jahs)

"The Village Store"
undated

Box 21: folder 13

Pencil drawing title "The village store."

"The Docks, Portland, Maine"
undated

Box 21: folder 14

Pencil drawing title "The Docks, Portland, Maine."

Drawing of girl "angel" with guitar
undated

Box 21: folder 15

Colored pencil drawing of girl "angel" with guitar.

Photocopies of three drawings
undated
3 items
Box 21: folder 16

Photocopies of three drawings, stove, shack and vegitation. The Mortimer Rare Book Collection does not own original drawings.

Floral multi-color woodcuts on greeting cards
undated
5 items
Box 21: folder 17

Initialed SP on print and on the back of the cards.

Painting of dancing couple
ca.approximately 1945-1947
1 items27.5 x 21.5 cm
Box 21: folder 18
Scope and content:

Tempera painting of dancing couple.

Provenance:

Purchased from Glenn Horowitz (McConnell-Bohning Fund) 02/01/2001.

Paintings entered in Scholastic Art and Photography exhibit
1948
1 items61 x 46.5 cm1 items96.5 x 66.5 cm

Two paintings entered in the Scholastic Art and Photography Exhibit, Boston, Mass, with entry forms on the back of the paintings signed by Plath. "Woman and Street Scene" is tempera on paper, 61 x 46.5 cm. "Three Figures" is tempera on cardboard, 96.5 x 66.5 cm.

Study of a woman
undated
1 items45 x 23 cm
Box 44: folder 2 Box 21: folder 19

Untitled study of a woman in gouache and ink. Original is in box 44, folder 2; and a photocopy is located in box 21, folder 19.

6. Photographs
1924-2000
2.5 linear feet(1 box; 1 oversize folder)

Scope and content:

Included here are photographs of Plath and family members. The list and descriptions here are taken from a photograph register originally created in 1998 (and updated in 2009 and 2013). Information sheets are included in the folder with each original photograph. Copyright holder contact information is in a folder at the back of Box 22.

Arrangement:

These photographs are arranged in chronological order.

Bachrach, Studio portrait of Otto E. Plath
1924
1 Photographic Prints4 7/8 x 6 1/8 inches ( 15.6 x 11.8 cm)Black and white photograph inscribed, "Professor Otto E. Plath, B.A., B.S., Sc.D." (Aurelia Plath on recto).
Box 22: folder 1
Restrictions on use:

Estate of Aurelia S. Plath

Provenance:

Donor: Aurelia S. Plath

Photograph of Sylvia Plath seated, holding a doll
13 October 1933
1 Photographic PrintsPhotograph: 3 7/8 x 4 7/8 inches (10 x 14.9 cm.); in mat and folder: 5 5/8 x 8 3/4 inches (14 x 22.4 cm.) Black and white photograph.
Box 22: folder 2
Scope and content:

Photograph taken by an unidentified professional photographer with the inscriptions "Sylvia Plath—Oct. 13, 1933 Age 11½ months" (Aurelia Plath on back of the mat) "24 Prince Street, Jamaica Plain, Mass. 1st floor apt. Sylvia Plath—Oct. 13, 1933 Age 11½ months: (Aurelia Plath on back).

Restrictions on use:

Copyright held by the Estate of Aurelia Plath.

Provenance:

Donor: Aurelia S. Plath

Conlin, F.B. (296 Boylston Street, Boston), Studio photograph of Sylvia Plath, aged 2
1934
1 Photographic PrintsPhotograph: 4.5 x 6.5 inches (11.3 x 16.5 cm.); in mat & folder: 7 x 10.5 inches (17.6 x 26.5 cm.)
Box 22: folder 3
Scope and content:

Black and white photograph with inscription by Aurelia Plath on the back of the folder "Sylvia at 2."

Provenance:

Donor: Aurelia S. Plath

Restrictions on use:

Copyright held by the Estate of Aurelia Plath.

Rivers, Dover, DE, Group photograph of American Unitarian Youth Conference, Star Island
1949 maybe July 2
1 Photographic Prints8 x 23.5 inches (20 x 59.7 cm.) Photograph has many cracks.
Box 44: folder 2.1
Scope and content:

Black and white photograph with caption "American Unitarian Youth Conference. Star Island. June 25th to July 2nd, 1949." "Photo Rivers Dover". Sylvia Plath is pictured on the left of the last row of the group on the right-hand side of the photograph.

Provenance:

Donor: Anne M. Tarbell, Smith College class of 1955, 06-18-2015

Group photograph of Haven House, Smith College, party for first year students
1951 May
1 Photographic Prints4 7/8 x 3.5 inches (12.3 x 9 cm.)
Box 22: folder 4
Scope and content:

Black and white photograph, photographer unknown, with caption "Haven House, Smith College 1950-1951" by Aurelia Plath on the back. Sylvia Plath is third from left (front row).

Provenance:

Donor: Aurelia S. Plath

Brown, Carol Taylor, Photograph of Sylvia Plath & Marcia Brown on skis
1951 February
1 Photographic Prints7 x 5 inches (17.6 x 12.5 cm.)
Box 22: folder 5
Scope and content:

Black and white photograph of Sylvia Plath and Marcia Brown on skis in Francestown New Hampshire. Taken by Carol Taylor Brown, Marcia's mother, while visiting Marcia's maternal aunt Harriet Bosworth.

Restrictions on use:

Copyright held by Marcia Brown Stern (c/o Mortimer Rare Book Collection)

Provenance:

Purchased from Plath Estate

Stern, Marcia Brown, Class of 1954, Photographs of Sylvia Plath with Frederic Mayo, Ann Meyer, and Joanne Mayo at the beach
summer 1951
2 Photographic Printscopy1: 3.5 x 4 7/8 in. (9 x 12.5 cm.); copy 2: 3.75 x 2.75 in. (9.7 x 7 cm.)
Box 22: folder 6
Scope and content:

Two black and white photographs of Syliva Plath with Frederic Mayo, Ann Meyer, and Joanne Mayo (seated on Plath's lap) on beach. Copy 1 is a cropped and enlarged version of copy 2. Copy 1 is inscribed by Aurelia Plath on the back, Babysitter at Marblehead Mass. 1951." Copy 2 is inscribed by Marcia Brown "celebrated in 'The Babysitters'" (on attached label on front); "7/26/51 Syl, Freddie, Joie, Anne" (on the back).

Provenance:

Copy 1 donated by Aurelia S. Plath.

Provenance:

Copy 2 donor: Marcia Brown Stern; removed from p. 26 (facing "The Babysitters") of Marcia Brown Sterns' copy of Plath's Crossing the Water (London: Faber & Faber, 1971)

Restrictions on use:

Copyright held by Marcia Brown Stern (c/o Mortimer Rare Book Collection).

Stanway, Arthur Gordon, Photograph of Sylvia Plath and Marcia Brown at Castle Rock, Swampscott, MA
1951 July 24
1 Photographic Prints3.5 x 4 7/8 inches (9 x 12.5 cm.)
Box 22: folder 6.1
Scope and content:

Black and white photograph of Sylvia Plath and Marcia Brown at Castle Rock (Swampscott, MA) eating, with dog licking plate held by Marcia. The back has the inscription "7/24/51 Castle Rock cook-out day off" in Sylvia Plath's hand and "Swampscott, MA SP & Marcia B. Stern" in M.B. Stern's hand.

Restrictions on use:

Copyright held by Marcia Brown Stern (c/o Mortimer Rare Book Collection).

Provenance:

Donor: Marcia Brown Stern, Smith College class of 1954, 06/14/2001

Stern, Marcia Brown, Class of 1954, Photograph of Sylvia Plath standing beside a bicycle, Marblehead, MA
1951 July 24
1 Photographic Prints5 x 3 inches (12.7 x 9 cm.)
Box 22: folder 6.2
Scope and content:

Black and white photograph of Sylvia Plath standing beside a bicycle, Marblehead, MA, misdated on label on the back. The back has the inscriptions "7/24/51 Marblehead " in Sylvia Plath's hand, and "Sylvia Plath. Property of M.B. Plumer Oxbow Rd Concord Mass." in M.B. Stern's hand.

Restrictions on use:

Copyright held by Marcia Brown Stern (c/o Mortimer Rare Book Collection).

Provenance:

Donor: Marcia Brown Stern, Smith College class of 1954.

Separated material:

Removed from p. 26 (facing "The Babysitters") of MBS' copy of Plath's Crossing the Water (London: Faber & Faber, 1971)

Photograph of Sylvia Plath and Joan Cantor on Nauset Beach, Cape Cod, Massachusetts
August 1952
1 Photographic Prints4 x 5 inches (10 x 12.5 cm.)
Box 22: folder 7
Scope and content:

Black and white photograph, possibly taken by Mrs. Cantor, with the inscription "Joanie Cantor and me August 1952" (Sylvia Plath on back).

Provenance:

Donor: Aurelia S. Plath

Studio photograph of Sylvia Plath
fall 1952
2 Photographic Prints2.5 x 3.5 inches (6.2 x 8.8 cm.)
Box 22: folder 8
Scope and content:

Black and whtie studio portrait by an unidentified photographer. The back of one copy has Aurelia Plath's inscription "To Frieda and Nick Fall of 1952 Sylvia— Your mummy, who loved you with all her heart."

Provenance:

Donor: Aurelia S. Plath

Restrictions on use:

Copyright held by the Estate of Sylvia Plath

Siegel, Joyce Bernhardt, Photograph of Sylvia Plath in her bathrobe, Haven House, Smith College
1952
1 Photographic Prints3 x 3 inches (7.5 x 7.7 cm)1 Photographic Prints4 x 6 inches (10 x 14.8 cm.)
Box 22: folder 9
Scope and content:

Two black and white photographs, one is a cropped copyprint of the original medium format snapshot. Original has the inscription "Syliva Plath '54" on the bottom and the copyprint has the inscriptions "Sylvia Plath Haven House 1952 or 1953" and "Barbara Sugarman Cohen '54" on the back.

Provenance:

Original gift of Joyce Bernhardt Siegel, 21 August 2017.

Provenance:

Copyprint gift of Barbara Sugarman Cohen.

Coyne, James F., Contact sheet of images of Sylvia Plath interviewing Elizabeth Bowen for Mademoiselle
1953 May 26
1 items8 x 10" (20.5 x 25.5 cm.)
Box 22: folder 10
Scope and content:

Black and white contact sheet with 11 images of Sylvia Plath interviewing Elizabeth Bowen. Back of the sheet has Aurelia Plath's inscription "'53 Sylvia interviews Elizabeth Bowen"; "Credit: James F. Coyne from Black Star Graybar Building, New York" stamped in black ink with James F. Coyne signed in pencil; and "Not to be reproduced without permission of Mademoiselle, 575 Madison Avenue, New York 22, N.Y." stamped in black ink many times.

Provenance:

Donor: Aurelia S. Plath

Restrictions on use:

Copyright held by Black Star.

Coyne, James F., Photograph of Sylvia Plath interviewing Elizabeth Bowen for Mademoiselle
1953 May 26
1 Photographic Prints5 x 3.5 inches (12.5 x 9 cm.)
Box 22: folder 11
Scope and content:

Photograph of Sylvia Plath interviewing Elizabeth Bowen printed from the contact sheet. Photograph was published in Mademoiselle August 1953. Inscribed on the back by Aurelia Plath "Sylvia interviewing Miss Bowen 1953."

Restrictions on use:

Copyright held by Black Star.

Provenance:

Donor: Aurelia S. Plath.

Photographs of Sylvia Plath in Marcia Brown's wedding party
1954 June 15
2 Photographic Prints6.75 x 7.5 inches (17 x 19 cm.)
Box 22: folder 11.1
Scope and content:

Two black and white photographs (copies only) of Sylvia Plath as a bridesmaid in Marcia Brown's wedding in Hanover, New Hampshire. One photograph shows receiving line posing for picture; the other shows the receiving line greeting wedding guests. Attached note in Marcia Brown Stern's hand provides date and identification of people in one of the images.

Provenance:

Donor: Marcia Brown Stern, Smith College class of 1954, 06/14/2001

Restrictions on use:

Copyright held by Marcia Brown Stern (c/o Mortimer Rare Book Collection).

Converse, Gordon N., Photograph of Marianne Moore talking to Sylvia Plath
1955 April 15
1 Photographic Prints10 1/8 x 8 inches (25.7 x 20.3 cm.)
Box 22: folder 12
Scope and content:

Black and white photograph of Marianne Moore talking to Sylvia Plath (Plath met Moore during the Glascock poetry contest at Mount Holyoke College). Photograph is inscribed on the back by Aurelia Plath "1953 Sylvia interviewing Marion Moore."

Provenance:

Donor: Aurelia S. Plath

Restrictions on use:

Copyright held by The Christian Science Publishing Society.

Stahlberg, Eric, Studio photograph of Sylvia Plath
1955
2 Photographic Prints 3 ¾ x 4 ¾ inches (9.6 x 11.9 cm.)
Box 22: folder 13
Scope and content:

Two copies of a black and white studio portrait of Sylvia Plath with the signature of the photographer "Eric Stahlberg 1955" on the back.

Provenance:

Purchased from Estate of Sylvia Plath.

Restrictions on use:

Copyright held by Smith College.

Photograph of Sylvia Plath as maid of honor at Ruth Freeman's wedding
1955 June 11
1 Photographic Prints4 x 5 inches (10 x 12.5 cm.)
Box 22: folder 14
Scope and content:

Black and white photograph, photographer unidentified, with Aurelia Plath's inscription "Sivie—love from your Mother June 11, 1955" on the back.

Restrictions on use:

Copyright held by Ruth Freeman Geissler.

Provenance:

Purchased from Estate of Sylvia Plath.

Ogden, Harry Patrick, 1916-1998, Photograph of Ted Hughes & Sylvia Plath in Yorkshire, England
1956
1 Photographic Prints8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.3 cm.)
Box 22: folder 15
Scope and content:

Black and white of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes standing with a tree in the background, Yorkshire England. Photograph is inscribed by Aurelia Plath "The two famous poets Sylvia Plath Hughes [and] Ted Hughes, summer '56 at Ted's parents home The Beacon, Heptonstall Slack, Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire, Eng" (front) and "The Beacon – Yorkshire 1956 (Heptonstall Slack, Hebden Bridge)" (back).

Provenance:

Donor: Aurelia S. Plath

Restrictions on use:

Copyright holder unknown (photographer deceased; no known heirs).

Plath, Warren, 1935-, Photograph of Ted Hughes & Sylvia Plath in Paris
1956 August
1 Photographic Prints3.5 x 5 inches (9 x 12.7 cm.)
Box 22: folder 16
Scope and content:

Black and white photograph of Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath standing in front of a buildng in Paris. Inscribed by Aurelia Plath on the back, "1956, Sylvia & Ted Hughes, Paris (returned from "Benidorm-Spain-summer")."

Restrictions on use:

Copyright held by Susan Plath Winston.

Provenance:

Donor: Aurelia S. Plath

Plath, Warren, 1935-, Photograph of Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath in Paris
1956
1 Photographic Prints4 5/8 x 3 ½ inches (11.7 x 9 cm.)
Box 22: folder 17
Scope and content:

Black and white photograph of Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath in Paris. With Aurelia Plath's inscriptions "Sylvia & Ted Hughes, Paris, 1956" (front) "Paris '56" (back).

Provenance:

Donor: Aurelia S. Plath

Restrictions on use:

Copyright held by Susan Plath Winston.

Photograph of Sylvia Plath sitting on stone wall with typewriter
1956 September
1 Photographic Prints4 5/8 x 3 ½ inches (11.7 x 9 cm.)
Box 22: folder 17.1
Scope and content:

Black and white photograph of Sylvia Plath sitting on stone wall with typewriter, on Yorkshire, England moors, possibly taken by Elinor Klein. Photograph has the inscriptions "Sylvia Plath '55"; "reading ms.—Yorkshire moors in background" (in Sylvia Plath's hand on back); taped-on typed label: "Sylvia Plath '55" and circled initials: "S.S." This photograph appeared with Plath's poem "Spinster" in winter 1958 Smith Alumnae Quarterly.

Restrictions on use:

Copyright held by Elinor Klein (permission through Mortimer Rare Book Collection)

Provenance:

Transferred from Smith College Alumnae Quarterly office, 01/07/2002

Hughes, Ted, 1930-1998, Photograph of Sylvia Plath sailing into New York harbor on the Queen Elizabeth II
1957 June 25
1 Photographic Prints3.5 x 3.5 inches (9 x 9 cm.)
Box 22: folder 18
Scope and content:

Black and white photograph with Aurelia Plath's inscription "Returning to U.S.A. after completing Fulbright assignment (& marriage) June '57."

Restrictions on use:

Copyright held by the Estate of Ted Hughes.

Provenance:

Donor: Aurelia S. Plath

Hughes, Ted, 1930-1998, Photograph of Sylvia Plath sailing into New York harbor on the Queen Elizabeth II with New York skyline in the background
1957 June 25
1 Photographic Prints3.5 x 3.5 inches ( 9 x 9 cm.)
Box 22: folder 19
Scope and content:

Black and white photograph of Sylvia Plath sailing into New York harbor on the Queen Elizabeth II with New York skyline in the background.

Restrictions on use:

Copyright held by the Estate of Ted Hughes.

Provenance:

Purchased from Plath Estate.

Hughes, Ted, 1930-1998, Photograph of Sylvia Plath seated sailing into New York harbor on the Queen Elizabeth II
1957 June 25
1 Photographic Prints3.5 x 3.5 inches ( 9 x 9 cm.)
Box 22: folder 20
Scope and content:

Black and white photograph of Sylvia Plath seated sailing into New York harbor on the Queen Elizabeth II.

Restrictions on use:

Copyright held by Estate of Ted Hughes.

Provenance:

Purchased from Plath Estate.

Hughes, Ted, 1930-1998, Photograph of Sylvia Plath standing sailing into New York harbor on the Queen Elizabeth II
1957 June 25
1 Photographic Prints3.5 x 3.5 inches (9 x 9 cm.)
Box 22: folder 21
Scope and content:

Black and white photograph of Sylvia Plath standing sailing into New York harbor on the Queen Elizabeth II with Statue of Liberty in the background and Ted Hughes' inscription "Returning to U.S. 1957" on the back.

Restrictions on use:

Copyright held by the Estate of Ted Hughes.

Provenance:

Purchased from the Plath Estate.

Coyne, James F., Photograph of Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath in their Boston apartment
1958
1 Photographic Prints7 3/4 x 7 7/8 inches (19.6 x 20 cm.)
Box 22: folder 22
Scope and content:

Black and white photograph with the following inscriptions on the back, "Sylvia Plath Hughes [and] Ted Hughes in their 2-room Beacon Hill apartment (Perhaps future Poet Laureate and Pulitzer prize winner?) 9 Willow St., Beacon Hill, 1958" (Aurelia Plath); "9 Willow Street, Beacon Hill '58" (unknown hand); "Credit James Coyne from BLACK STAR, 305 East 47th St., New York 17" (stamped in black); "Not to be reproduced without permission of MADEMOISELLE, 575 Madison Avenue, New York 22, N.Y." (stamped in green ink).

Restrictions on use:

Copyright held by Black Star.

Provenance:

Donor: Aurelia S. Plath

Hughes, Ted, 1930-1998, Photograph of Sylvia Plath reading her poems in New Yorker
1958 August
1 Photographic Prints3.5 x 3.5 inches (9 x 9 cm.)
Box 22: folder 23
Scope and content:

Black and white photograph with Ted Hughes' inscription "Reading her poem: 'Mussel-hunter in [sic] Rock Harbor' in New Yorker" on the back.

Restrictions on use:

Copyright held by the Estate of Ted Hughes.

Provenance:

Purchased from Plath Estate.

Plath, Sylvia, Photograph of Ted Hughes at a roadside picnic in Wisconsin
1959 July
1 Photographic Prints
Box 22: folder 24
Scope and content:

Black and white photograph with Sylvia Plath's inscription "Roadside picnic in Wisconsin, Summer 1959" on the back.

Restrictions on use:

Copyright held by the Estate of Sylvia Plath.

Provenance:

Purchased from Plath Estate.

Plath, Sylvia, Photograph of Ted Hughes overlooking the North Dakota prairie
1959 July
1 Photographic Prints5 x 3.5 inches (12.8 x 9 cm.)
Box 22: folder 25
Scope and content:

Black and white photograph with "Ted overlooking our first Western prairie, Summer 1959" inscribed on the back by Sylvia Plath.

Provenance:

Purchased from Plath Estate.

Restrictions on use:

Copyright held by the Estate of Sylvia Plath.

Hughes, Ted, 1930-1998, Photograph of Sylvia Plath camping at Rock Lake, Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada
1959 July
1 Photographic Prints5 x 3.5 inches (12.8 x 8.9 cm.)
Box 22: folder 26
Scope and content:

Black and white photograph with "Rock Lake Canada" inscribed by Ted Hughes on the back.

Provenance:

Purchased from Plath Estate.

Restrictions on use:

Copyright held by the Estate of Ted Hughes.

Hughes, Ted, 1930-1998, Photograph of Sylvia Plath feeding deer
1959 July
1 Photographic Prints5 x 3.5 inches (12.8 x 8.8 cm.)
Box 22: folder 27
Scope and content:

Black and white photograph of Sylvia Plath feeding two deer at Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada with "Canadian border" inscribed by Ted Hughes on the back.

Provenance:

Purchased from Plath Estate.

Restrictions on use:

Copyright held by the Estate of Ted Hughes.

Hughes, Ted, 1930-1998, Photograph of Sylvia Plath feeding deer
1959 July
1 Photographic Prints5 x 3.5 inches (12.8 x 8.8 cm.)
Box 22: folder 27
Scope and content:

Black and white photograph of Sylvia Plath feeding single deer at Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada with "Canadian border" inscribed by Ted Hughes on the back.

Provenance:

Purchased from Plath Estate.

Restrictions on use:

Copyright held by the Estate of Ted Hughes.

Hughes, Ted, 1930-1998, Photograph of Sylvia Plath drawing in the harbor at Cornucopia, Wisconsin
1959 July
1 Photographic Prints3.5 x 5 inches (9 x 12.8 cm.)
Box 22: folder 28
Scope and content:

Black and white photograph with "Cornucopia, Wisconsin" inscribed by Ted Hughes on the back.

Provenance:

Purchased from Plath Estate.

Restrictions on use:

Copyright held by the Estate of Ted Hughes.

Hughes, Ted, 1930-1998, Photograph of Sylvia Plath rowing on Yellowstone Lake
1959 July
1 Photographic Prints5 x 3.5 inches (12.8 x 8.9 cm.)
Box 22: folder 29
Scope and content:

Black and white photograph of Sylvia Plath rowing on Yellowstone Lake, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming with "Lake in Yellowstone" inscribed by Ted Hughes on the back.

Provenance:

Purchased from Plath Estate.

Restrictions on use:

Copyright held by the Estate of Ted Hughes.

Hughes, Ted, 1930-1998, Photograph of Sylvia Plath at Jackson Lake
1959 July
1 Photographic Prints5 x 3.5 inches (12.8 x 8.9 cm.)
Box 22: folder 30
Scope and content:

Photograph of Sylvia Plath at Jackson Lake, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, no inscription on the back.

Provenance:

Purchased from Plath Estate.

Restrictions on use:

Copyright held by the Estate of Ted Hughes.

Stern, Marcia Brown, Class of 1954, Photograph of Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath seated
1959 December
1 Photographic Prints7 x 5 inches (17.8 x 12.7 cm.)
Box 22: folder 31
Scope and content:

Black and white photograph of Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath in Concord, Massachusetts, no inscription on the back.

Provenance:

Donor: Marcia B. Stern

Restrictions on use:

Copyright held by Marcia Brown Stern (c/o the Mortimer Rare Book Collection).

Stern, Marcia Brown, Class of 1954, Photograph of Sylvia Plath seated looking at baby clothes
1959 December
1 Photographic Prints2.75 x 3 inches (7 x 7.6 cm.)
Box 22: folder 31.1
Scope and content:

Black and white photograph of Sylvia Plath seated, looking at baby clothes with note in Marcia Brown Stern's hand (2001) "same day/place as photo of Ted & Sylvia in my living room 12/59 (or 60?) S. is looking at baby clothes."

Provenance:

Donor: Marcia B. Stern, Smith College class of 1954, 06/14/2001

Restrictions on use:

Copyright held by Marcia Brown Stern (c/o the Mortimer Rare Book Collection).

Hughes, Ted, 1930-1998, Photograph of Sylvia Plath and daughter Frieda Hughes in the living room at Court Green
1961 December
1 Photographic Prints3.5 x 3.5 inches (9 x 9 cm.)
Box 22: folder 32
Scope and content:

Black and white photograph with inscriptions on the back: "A very bad one of mother (Ted evened out my bang right afterwards) & Frieda in the front room. December 1961" (Sylvia Plath); "Court Green living room." (Aurelia Plath).

Provenance:

Donor: Aurelia S. Plath

Restrictions on use:

Copyright held by the Estate of Ted Hughes.

Hughes, Ted, 1930-1998, Photograph of Sylvia Plath and daughter Frieda Hughes outside the front door of Court Green
1961 December
1 Photographic Prints3.5 x 3.5 inches (9 x 9 cm.)
Box 22: folder 33
Scope and content:

Color photograph with "Frieda, Mr. Bear & fat mummy at our front door between the two box bushes in the December sunshine." (Sylvia Plath), and "Court Green, North Tawton Devon – 1 month before Nick's arrival." (Aurelia Plath) inscribed on the back.

Provenance:

Donor: Aurelia S. Plath

Restrictions on use:

Copyright held by the Estate of Ted Hughes.

Hughes, Ted, 1930-1998, Photograph of Frieda Hughes in Court Green
1962 March 25
1 Photographic Prints3.5 x 3.5 inches (9 x 9 cm.)
Box 22: folder 34
Scope and content:

Black and white photograph of Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath's daughter Frieda Hughes with "Frieda—almost two—with toys, March 25, 1962. She is wearing the little blue embroidered coat & hood we bought in France last summer." (Sylvia Plath), and "Court Green play room" (Aurelia Plath) inscribed on the back.

Restrictions on use:

Copyright held by the Estate of Ted Hughes.

Provenance:

Donor: Aurelia S. Plath

Hughes, Ted, 1930-1998, Photograph of Frieda and Nicholas Hughes
1965
1 Photographic Prints 3.5 x 3.5 inches (8.8 x 8.8 cm.)
Box 22: folder 35
Scope and content:

Color photograph of Frieda and Nicholas Hughes seated.

Separated material:

Originally enclosed with letter from Ted Hughes to Ann & Leo Goodman, Chicago, IL, postmarked December 9, 1965 (letter in Plath Collection--Letters--Hughes, Ted: Box 31: Folder 1).

Provenance:

Donor: Ann Davidow Goodman (Smith College Class of 1954)

Restrictions on use:

Copyright held by the Estate of Ted Hughes.

Photograph of Aurelia S. Plath
1972
1 Photographic Prints5 x 7 inches (12.8 x 17.7 cm.)
Box 22: folder 36
Scope and content:

Black and white photograph with "Aurelia Schober Plath Cape Cod Community College 1972 After retirement from Boston University, as Associate Professor. Developed training course for Medical Secretaries and Medical Assistants there. A.M. degree." inscribed by Aurelia Plath on the back. Photographer unknown.

Restrictions on use:

Copyright is uncertain, possibly held by the Estate of Aurelia Plath.

Provenance:

Donor: Aurelia S. Plath

Latimer, Renate, Dr., Photograph of Frieda and Nicholas Hughes, at Sylvia Plath plaque unveiling
summer 2000
2 Photographic Prints4 x 6 inches (10 x 15 cm.)
Box 22: folder 37

Color photographs of Frieda and Nicholas Hughes, at Sylvia Plath plaque unveiling, 3 Chalcot Square, London, with no inscription on the back.

7. Audio visual materials
1958-2014
1 linear feet(3 boxes)

Scope and content:

Included here are tapes, cds, and other recordings by and about Plath and others, including Ted Hughes.

Arrangement:

Arranged chronologically.

Related material:

See also: cataloged audio-visual materials in the Mortimer Rare Book Collection, Smith College Archives, and Five-College libraries.

Physical characteristics:

As a preservation measure, researchers must use digital copies of audiovisual materials in this collection. Please consult with Special Collections staff to request the creation of and access to digital copies.

Poetry reading and comments by Sylvia Plath recorded live in Springfield, Massachusetts
1958 April 18
3 items1 audio cassette (45 minutes, mono); 2 cds (copies)
Box 23: folder 1
Scope and content:

Audio recording of a reading by Sylvia Plath, poetry and comments, recorded live, Springfield, MA with an introduction by Lee Anderson, and a permission statement by Sylvia Plath at the end. Audio includes comments by Plath on the poems, her writing techniques, the incompatibility of teaching and writing, poets she reads, and on "what poetry should be," all in response to questions and comments (possibly by Anderson). Side 1: Black rook in rainy weather; The earthenware head; Departure of the ghost; The disquieting muses; Battle-scene from the comic operatic fantasy The seafarer; On the decline of oracles; Poem for Paul Klee's Perseus: the triumph of wit over suffering; On the difficulty of conjuring up a dryad; November graveyard; Sow; Spinster. Side 2: On the plethora of dryads; All the dead dears.

Provenance:

Gift of George deF. Lord, English Department, Yale University, 01/06/1983.

Restrictions on access:

2 CD copies available for use.

"Ted Hughes reading his poems"
1958 June 13
2 items2 sound discs (33 1/3 rpm); 1 audio cassette (copy)
Box 23: folder 2

Audio recording of "Ted Hughes reading his poems." Boston, MA: Fasssett Recording Studios, 1958.

"Plath: Plath reads Plath. An interview: Sylvia Plath talks with Peter Orr of the British Council."
recorded 1962 October 30
3 items(1 audio cassette (46 minutes) + 1 sound disc (46 minutes) + mp3)
Box 23: folder 3
Scope and content:

Audio recording of "Plath: Plath reads Plath. An interview: Sylvia Plath talks with Peter Orr of the British Council." Recorded 1962 Oct 30 under the auspices of the British Council and the Woodberry Poetry Room, Harvard College Library (Cambridge, MA: Credo Records #3, 1975). Sound disc liner notes by Frances McCullough. Poems read: Amnesiac, The applicant, Ariel, A birthday present, Cut, Daddy, Fever 103º, Lady Lazarus, Medusa, Nick and the candlestick, Poppies in October, Purdah, Rabbit catcher, A secret, Stopped dead.

Provenance:

Gift (cassette) of Jack B. Folsom, 04/04/1986.

Provenance:

Gift (disc) of Joe Berk, record's producer, Sept 1975. With typed letter (1975 Sept 8) from Nancy Brownell, editor of the Smith Alumnae Quarterly, to Joe Berk, acknowledging his gift.

"Sylvia Plath reading her poetry"
1958-1959 1977
2 items1 audio cassette (Caedmon CDL 51544); 1 sound disc (Caedmon TC 1544)
Box 23: folder 4
Scope and content:

Audio recording of "Sylvia Plath reading her poetry." Recorded at the Poetry Room, Harvard College Library, 1958-1959 and by BBC Records, 1960-1962. New York: Caedmon, 1977. Liner notes by Stratis Haviaras.

Provenance:

Gift (cassette) of John Lancaster, 06/24/1996.

Echoes of Plath: an occasion to mark the Dial Press publication of The Journals of Sylvia Plath
1982 April 21
1 items1 audio cassette (90 minutes; mono: poor quality) Recording is of poor quality.
Box 23: folder 5

Audio recording recorded in Northampton, Massachusetts, Smith College. Reading of Plath's work and commentary by Frances McCullough, editor of The Journals; Margaret Shook and Susan Van Dyne, associate professors of English, Smith College; and Ruth Mortimer, curator of rare books, Smith College.

"In Yeats' house, the death and resurrection of Sylvia Plath"
1982 October 25
4 items(1 audio cassette (ca. 90 minutes, mono); cd (copy; 1 cd per cassette side, 65 minutes total); mp3 )
Box 23: folder 6

Audio recording of Sandra M. Gilbert, "In Yeats' house, the death and resurrection of Sylvia Plath," a program recorded live at Smith College.

"The dark repose: a radio biography of Sylvia Plath" recording and advertisement
1983
4 items1 audio cassette (60 minutes); 3 cds (copies)
Box 23: folder 7
Scope and content:

This a dramatic program written and directed by Leonard Sanazaro and does not include Sylvia Plath's own voice. With advertisement for broadcast of this recording in Encore! 1983 Oct, page 7.

Provenance:

Gift (cassette) of Leonard Sanazaro.

Provenance:

Advertisement gift of Aurelia S. Plath.

"Sylvia Plath.": Voices & Visions series
1988
1 items1 VHS videocassette (60 minutes; copy made by donor) VHS copy made by the donor.
Box 24: folder 8
Scope and content:

Video recording of Sylvia Plath.": Voices & Visions series. National Endowment for the Humanities with label on tape, "Sylvia Plath—on occ. of her death."

Provenance:

Gift of Perry and Bonnie Norton, 03/30/2007

"Five Authors"
1995 June 26
1 items(1 videocassette )
Box 24: folder 9

Video recording of "Five Authors," including Sylvia Plath. Double Exposure.

CD copy of Alex Beam interview with Ruth Barnhouse about McLean Hospital and typed transcript
1997 August 9
2 items(1 cd (copy); 1 transcription (8 pages). )
Box 24: folder 10
Provenance:

Gift of Alex Beam, 07/31/2000.

Location of originals:

CD is a copy of original cassette in the Ruth Barnhouse Papers, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College.

Audio recording of discussion about Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes on radio program, "The Connection"
1998 January 29
1 items(1 audiocassette)
Box 24.1: folder 11
Scope and content:

Participants in discussion: Christopher Lydon, Peter Davison, and Susan Van Dyne.

Provenance:

Gift of Eleanor Palmer, 06/14/2001.

"Ariel" on "Talk of the Nation"
1998 April 23
1 items(1 audio cassette (approx. 60 minutes): 2 copies )
Box 24.1: folder 12
Scope and content:

Audio recording of a discussion of Sylvia Plath and her book of poems Ariel with host Ray Suarez, and participants including poet Eavan Boland, artist and Plath's college friend Enid Mark, and various telephone callers. From "Talk of the Nation" radio program (Washington, D.C.: National Public Radio).

Provenance:

Gift of National Public Radio, 07/10/1998.

"Sylvia Plath: The Voice of the Poet" recording and companion book
1999
2 items1 audio cassette (approx. 60 minutes); 1 book (64 pages)
Box 24.1: folder 13
Scope and content:

Audio recording of "Sylvia Plath: The Voice of the Poet" (New York: Random House Audio Books, 1999) with companion book containing the complete text of the poems and an essay by J.D. McClatchy. Also with a photocopy of a review (Atlantic Monthly, April 2000) by Wen Stephenson of the first three volumes of "The Voice of the Poet" series, including "Sylvia Plath."

Provenance:

Gift of J.D. McClatchy, April 1999.

"Ted Hughes: Force of Nature"
1999
1 items1 videocassette (approx. 120 minutes)
Box 24.1: folder 14
Scope and content:

Video recording of "Ted Hughes: Force of Nature" (British Broadcasting Corporation, 1999). Includes some images from the Mortimer Rare Book Collection.

Provenance:

Gift of BBC, 02/02/1999.

"The Ariel Poems: A Return to Form," audio recording and typed transcript
2004 December 2

Box 24.1: folder 14.1

CD recording of radio broadcast "The Ariel Poems: A Return to Form," from NPR Morning Edition with typed transcript.

"A Poet's Guide to Britain. 'Wuthering Heights' by Sylvia Plath"
2009
2 items(1 DVD; 1 use copy )
Box 24.1: folder 15
Scope and content:

DVD "A Poet's Guide to Britain. 'Wuthering Heights' by Sylvia Plath" (Prospect Cymru Ltd for BBC Four, ©2009).

Provenance:

Gift of Melanie Thomas 08/05/2009.

Restrictions on access:
"The Spoken Word: Sylvia Plath: the surviving BBC broadcasts"
2010
1 items1 cd (73 minutes)
Box 24.1: folder 16

Audio recording of "The Spoken Word: Sylvia Plath: the surviving BBC broadcasts" (London: British Library, 2010).

Episode two of BBC "Great Poets in Their Own Words"
2014 June2
3 items(1 DVD; 2 copies)
Box 24.1: folder 16.1
"The Poems of Gene Derwood Read by the Poet" with printed booklet and record jacket inscribed "For Sylvia"
undated
1 items1 sound disc (33 1/3 rpm)
Box 24.1: folder 17
Scope and content:

Recorded by the Library of Congress, with an anthology of poets' voices. New Rochelle, NY: Spoken Arts, Inc. With a printed booklet containing full text of the recording. Inscribed on front of record jacket: "For Sylvia."

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

8. Realia
undated
7 items

These items owned by Plath include a large plank of elm (used as a writing desk), a typewriter, and painted furniture.

Elm plank used as a writing desk by Sylvia Plath

1 items7 ft. x 31 in.
desk
Cradle

1 items16.5 x 10 x 12.5 inches
Box 46

Painted by Sylvia Plath, white, with stenciled hearts and vines in red, green, blue, and yellow.

Wooden chair


chair

Painted by Sylvia Plath, white, with stenciled hearts and vines in red, green, blue, and yellow.

Trestle table

1 items6 ft. x 25 in. x 30 in. high
table

Painted by Sylvia Plath, white, with stenciled hearts and vines in red, green, blue, and yellow.

Wicker waste-paper basket

1 items10 in. high; 11 in. diameter
Box 47

Painted by Sylvia Plath, white, with stenciled hearts and vines in red, green, blue, and yellow.

Typewriter


48
Scope and content:

Royal, manual portable (serial #Z-1110). According to Aurelia Plath, this was used by Sylvia when she was aged 12-22.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Typewriter ribbons, cleaning brush, and cover


Box 48.1

Typewriter ribbons (Five Kee Lox inked nylon ribbons, unused, in boxes, with parts of larger Kee Lox ribbon box; one DataTronic ribbon, partly used, in box); typewriter cleaning brush; Royal typewriter plastic cover (sides detached).

9. Reviews of Sylvia Plath's work
1957-1982
.5 linear feet(1 box)

Arrangement:

These reviews are arranged alphabetically by the work reviewed and then, alphabetically by the author of the review (or by title, or publication, if no author listed).

Scope and content:

This series contains a selection of reviews of Plath's published works.

Gene Baro review of Ariel from The New York Times Book Review
1966 June 26
2 items
Box 25: folder 1
Scope and content:

Two copies of a review of "Ariel" in "Varied Quintet" in The New York Times Book Review 1966 June 26, pages 10 and 12. The book is reviewd successively with four other books but only the section dealing with Plath is present here. Lane & Stevens 813.

Provenance:

One copy: Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983

Provenance:

Second copy: Gift of Enid Epstein Mark, Smith College class of 1954, 11/1985

Review of Ariel from Time
1966 June 10

Box 25: folder 1

Two copies (one incomplete) of a review of Ariel in "The Blood Jet is Poetry" from Time 1966 June 10, pages 118-120. Lane & Stevens 815.

Review of Ariel from Seventeen
1972 August

Box 25: folder 1

Review of Ariel in "Booking-it" from Seventeen. Listed with numerous other "paperbacks to stick in your summer backpack."

Irving Feldman review of Ariel from Book Week
1966 June 19

Box 25: folder 1
Scope and content:

Review in "The Religion of One" from Book Week 1966 June 19, page 3. Lane & Stevens 824.

Provenance:

Gift of Susan Weller Burch, Smith College class of 1955, 05/17/1985.

Thomas Lask review of Ariel from The New York Times
1966 June 8

Box 25: folder 1
Scope and content:

Review in "A Kind of Heroism" from The New York Times 1966 June 8, page 45. Review under heading: "Books of the Times." Lane & Stevens 835.

Provenance:

Gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Review of Ariel from Newsweek
1966 June 20

Box 25: folder 1

"Russian Rouletter," review from Newsweek 1966 June 20, page 110. Lane & Stevens 845.

Reviews of The Bell Jar, U.K. publication
1963-1966


Some of these reviews were provided by Durrant's Press Cuttings, London. Many dates stamped or handwritten on cuttings. Some of the reviews discuss other publications along with The Bell Jar. Some include portraits of Plath or drawings by her. Items listed in Lane & Stevens' Plath bibliography as necessary.

"Short List"
1963 January 27
1 pages
Box 25: folder 2

"Short List" by L. Benedict, from Sunday Telegraph 1963 January 27, with cutting information.

Photocopy of review from Books and Bookmen
1963 January

Box 25: folder 2
Scope and content:

Photocopy of review from Books and Bookmen, page 36 and explanatory email from the donor. Photocopy is of an advertisement for The Bell Jar among other "Outstanding Heinemann Books for January."

Provenance:

Gift of Peter K. Steinberg, 07-21-2009, with his explanatory email.

"Transatlantic Englishmen"
1963 January 27
1 pages
Box 25: folder 2

Two copies of a review in Anthony Burgess' "Transatlantic Englishmen" from The Observer, with cutting information. One copy is annotated by Sylvia Plath.

"New American Fiction: Three Disappointing Novels—But One Good One"
1963 January 31
1 pages
Box 25: folder 2

Review in Rupert Butler's "New American Fiction: Three Disappointing Novels—But One Good One," from Time & Tide 1963 Jan 31, page 34, with cutting information. Lane & Stevens 862.

"Are You Our Sort of Person?"
1966 October 19
1 pages
Box 25: folder 2

Review in James Cabourn's "Are You Our Sort of Person?" from The Isis, with cutting information.

"Fiction"
1963 January 26
1 pages
Box 25: folder 2

Review in Michael Carr's "Fiction" from Newcastle Journal, with cutting information.

"In Short"
1963 February 1
1 pages
Box 25: folder 2

Review in Anne Duchene's "In Short" from The Guardian, with cutting information.

"Esther was adept at winning scholarships and prizes"
1963 March 1
1 pages
Box 25: folder 2

Review from Books and Bookmen, incomplete, with cutting information.

"Other New Novels: American Surprises"
1963 January 17
1 pages
Box 25: folder 2

Review in Faith Faulconbridge's "Other New Novels: American Surprises" from Glasgow Herald, with cutting information.

"Fiction"
1963 January 26
1 pages
Box 25: folder 2

Review in H. Forsyth Hardy's "Fiction" from The Scotsman, with cutting information.

"If You are Squeamish Don't Read This Book!"
1963 January 18
1 pages
Box 25: folder 2

Review in Jack House's "If You are Squeamish Don't Read This Book!" from The Evening Times, with cutting information.

"In this unusual first novel…"
1963 January 17
1 pages
Box 25: folder 2

Review from Guardian-Journal, with cutting information.

"New Novels"
1963 January 31
1 pages
Box 25: folder 2

Review in Laurence Lerner's "New Novels" from The Listener, with cutting information. Lande & Stevens 871.

"Newcomer to crime writers' camp is both intelligent and amusing"
1963 January 19
1 pages
Box 25: folder 2

Review in Laurence Meynell's "Newcomer to crime writers' camp is both intelligent and amusing," from Express & Star, with cutting information.

"In the Good Old Days"
1963 February 15
1 pages
Box 25: folder 2

Review in Ruby Millar's "In the Good Old Days," from Derbyshire Times, with cutting information.

"Miss Victoria Lewis [sic] has written about another girl and another retreat…"
1963 January 26
1 pages
Box 25: folder 2

Review from Sphere, possibly by Vernon Fane, with cutting information.

"New Fiction"
1963 January 24
1 pages
Box 25: folder 2

Review from The Times, with cutting information.

"New Fiction"
1963 January 31
1 pages
Box 25: folder 2

Review from The Times Weekly Review, with cutting information.

"Isolated Case"
1966 September 25
1 pages
Box 25: folder 2

Review by Valarie Pitt from Sunday Telegraph, with cutting information.

"The Trouble with Phædra"
1963 February 15
1 pages
Box 25: folder 2

Review by Simon Raven from The Spectator, with cutting information.

Photocopy of "Victoria Lucas. The Bell Jar"
1963 March

Box 25: folder 2
Scope and content:

Photocopy of a review by Antonia Sandford from Books and Bookmen 1963 March, page 28. Review of The Bell Jar, signed A.S., among other fiction. Review is with explanatory email from the donor.

Provenance:

Gift of Peter K. Steinberg, 07-21-2009

Copy of "The Disturbed Generation"
1963 January 17
1 pages
Box 25: folder 2

Copy of Maida Stanier's review from Oxford Mail, with cutting information.

"Anti-heroes"
1963 January 25
2 pages
Box 25: folder 2

Robert Taubman's review from New Statesman, with cutting information. Two copies, one incomplete. Lane & Stevens 893.

"Tyndareus reviews fiction"
1963 January 17
1 pages
Box 25: folder 2

Tyndraeus' review from Time & Tide, with cutting information.

"Under the Skin"
1963 January 25
1 pages
Box 25: folder 2

Two copies of a review from The Times Literary Supplement, one copy with cutting information.

"Japanese Attitudes"
1963-01-29
1 pages
Box 25: folder 2

Margaret Willy's review from Birmingham Post, with cutting information.

Phoebe Adams review of The Bell Jar (U.S. publication)
1971 May

Box 25: folder 3

"Short Reviews Books" review from The Atlantic Monthly May 1971, page 224, mounted on Atlantic Monthly stationery. Land & Stevens 854.

Lillian Africano review of The Bell Jar (U.S. publication)
1971 May 13
2 pages
Box 25: folder 3

"The Bell Jar," review from The Villager (Greenwich Village, New York), with cutting of date.

Photocopy of Ruth Bauerle review of The Bell Jar (U.S. publication)
April 25, probably 1971
2 pages
Box 25: folder 3

Photocopy of "Plath, at Last," review from Cleveland Plain Dealer, page 117.

Photocopy of Ghislaine Boulanger review of The Bell Jar (U.S. publication)
probably 1971

Box 25: folder 3

Photocopy of "Other Books to Know about," review from Book of the Month Club News, page 5.

Edward Butscher review of The Bell Jar (U.S. publication)
1971 February

Box 25: folder 3

"On the Late Miss Plath's 'Bell Jar," University Review, page 32.

Scott Byrd review of The Bell Jar (U.S. publication)
1971 April 18

Box 25: folder 3

"Poet Draws Sad, Baleful Portrait Of A Breakdown," from The Charlotte Observer page 8F.

William F. Claire review of The Bell Jar (U.S. publication)
April 13, probably 1971

Box 25: folder 3

"A Summer of Her Discontent," from The Washington Post pages C1 and C5.

William H. Coe review of The Bell Jar (U.S. publication)

1 pages
Box 25: folder 3

"Success and Mental Ills of Young Woman," Monterey Peninsula Herald.

Dero Coleman review of The Bell Jar (U.S. publication)
probably 1971 May 30
1 pages
Box 25: folder 3

"The Bell Jar", from The Fort Worth Press.

College Review Service (Blue Mounds, WI) review of The Bell Jar (U.S. publication)
ca.circa 1971
1 pages
Box 25: folder 3

Review "Recent Fiction" from the College Review Service (Blue Mounds, WI), incomplete.

Review of The Bell Jar (U.S. publication) from International Socialist Review
1971 May

Box 25: folder 3

"Dilemma of the female choice," review from International Socialist Review pages 29-30, incomplete.

Original and photocopy of Helen Dudar review of The Bell Jar (U.S. publication)
1971 September 2

Box 25: folder 3

Original and photocopy of the review "From Book to Cult," from the New York Post, pages 3 and 38.

Martha Duffy review of The Bell Jar (U.S. publication)
1971 June 21

Box 25: folder 3

Two copies of "Lady Lazarus" from Time, pages 87-88. One copy is a clipping and the other is the complete magazine.

Wilma R. Ebbitt of The Bell Jar (U.S. publication)
May 9, probably 1971

Box 25: folder 3
Scope and content:

Two copies of a review under "Creative Crackup" in Herald Traveler, page 4.

Provenance:

One copy is a gift of Aurelia S. Plath, 12/03/1983.

Julia Aldrich Frados review of The Bell Jar (U.S. publication)
June 20, maybe 1971

Box 25: folder 3

"The Bell Jar", letter to the editor, New York Times Book Review.

Gwen Gaines review of The Bell Jar (U.S. publication)
May 30, probably 1971

Box 25: folder 3

Review "Autobiography' Of A Suicide," from The Fresno Bee page D6.

Photocopy of Celia Gilbert review of The Bell Jar (U.S. publication)
1971 June 6

Box 25: folder 3

Photocopy of "Would the 'Jar' Descend Again?" from San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle pages 41-42.

Annie Gottlieb review of The Bell Jar (U.S. publication)
1971 April

Box 25: folder 3

"Book Review" from Juris Doctor, page 41.

William C. Hamlin review of The Bell Jar (U.S. publication)
June 6, probably 1971

Box 25: folder 3

"Fragmentation That Precedes Suicide," from The Kansas City Star, page G3.

Elizabeth Hardwick review of The Bell Jar (U.S. publication)
1971 August 12

Box 25: folder 3

"On Sylvia Pl